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TPSO increases reward to $5K for info on Fontana murders

TPSO increases reward to $5K for info on Fontana murders
Posted: Dec 31, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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Form the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office:
HAMMOND, LA - December 31, 2018 - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces tonight that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is now offering $5,000.00 for information related to a double homicide that occurred on December 23, 2018, that claimed the lives of 42-year-old Daytra Miller and 13-year-old Robert West Jr. of Independence, LA.

Around 6:30 p.m. that evening, it was reported that a mother and son were shot to death inside of their residence on Labruzza Lane. At this time, TPSO detectives have been following up on leads, verifying information, and examining all evidence to track down those responsible, however we are still in need of the public's assistance. “Our detectives are fully-engaged every day." says Edwards. “We will find those responsible,” Edwards continued.

Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO at 985.345.6150.

Previous Release Information
HAMMOND, LA - December 24, 2018 - Updated victim information.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards offers $2,500.00 reward for information leading to an arrest in the investigation into the murders of a mother and son.

On December 23, 2018, 42-year-old Daytra Miller and 13-year-old Robert West Jr. were shot to death inside of their home on Labruzza Lane in Independence, LA.

Around 6:30 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call of shots fired at a residence on Labruzza Lane. When deputies arrived, they located both victim’s inside the residence with fatal gunshot wounds.

“Crime Stoppers has proven to be useful tool in these types of investigations, and we are hopeful that someone with relevant information will step up and help put those responsible for this horrific crime behind bars,” says Edwards. In addition to a Crime Stoppers reward, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering $2,500.00 for information leading us to a suspect or suspects. All callers may remain anonymous. CRIME STOPPERS 800.554.5245, you may also submit a tip through our website www. tpso.org.

"One thing we do know is that there are people out there who have information about these murders and we'd love to get that information or anything that leads us in the direction of the shooter(s),” states Edwards.
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