Murder in the Bayou

Murder in the Bayou

Who Killed the Women Known as the "Jeff Davis 8?"

eBook - 2016
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An explosive, true-life southern gothic story, Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana Parish. Soon to be a PBS Frontline documentary. Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou town of 10,000 in the heart of the Jefferson Davis Parish. Local law enforcement officials were quick to pursue a serial killer theory, opening a floodgate of media coverage-from CNN to The New York Times. Collectively the victims became known as the "Jeff Davis 8," and their lives, their deaths, and the ongoing investigation reveals a small southern community's most closely guarded secrets. As Ethan Brown suggests, these homicides were not the work of a single serial killer, but the violent fallout of Jennings' brutal sex and drug trade, a backwoods underworld hidden in plain sight. Mixing muckraking research and immersive journalism over the course of a five-year investigation, Ethan Brown reviewed thousands of pages of previously unseen homicide files to determine what happened during each victim's final hours. Epic in scope and intensely suspenseful, Murder in the Bayou is the story of an American town buckling under the dark forces of poverty, race, and class division-and a lightning rod for justice for the daughters it lost.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016
ISBN: 9781476793276
1476793271
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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ArapahoeLesley 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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