Murder in the Bayou

Murder in the Bayou

Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?

Book - 2016
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Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the town of Jennings, in Jefferson Davis Parish, Lousiana. They had all engaged in sex work as a means of survival, and they came to be called the Jeff Davis 8. The investigations into their deaths, originally searching for a serial killer, raised questions about police misconduct and corruption.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476793252
Branch Call Number: 364.15232 B8129M 2016
Characteristics: xxii, 245 pages : illustration ; 24 cm


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AL_LESLEY Apr 21, 2017

The rampant police corruption in the town of Jennings is shocking and terrifying and downright evil. It's easy to forget that places like Jennings are everywhere with deep rooted drug use and prostitution and that despite national attention 8 murders of downtrodden women can be blatantly left unsolved. Brown offers much eager speculation in this supremely complicated true crime book.


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