KENNER, La. (WGNO) – The murder of Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart got renewed attention Tuesday, as the Kenner Police Department announced they are officially taking over the investigation from Hancock County.
According to WLOX, new evidence in the case lead investigators to believe that the killing happened in Louisiana.
Lockhart, 22, disappeared in June of 2012. Days later, her dismembered body washed ashore in Hancock County, Mississippi.
Hancock County investigators will continue to assist in the investigation, along with the FBI.
“I’m confident we have the best investigators in Jefferson Parish working on this, so with that said, I’m keeping my fingers crossed we bring it to conclusion, obviously nobody deserves to have their life ended this way,” Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway said at this morning’s press conference.
Anyone with information about the murder of Jaren Lockhart is asked to call Kenner Police detective David Stromeyer at 504.402.1193. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867