Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man on Horseback Rides into a Bar, Lassos and Drags Patron

On August 14, 2013, a little after midnight, Jeremy Mouton, who had been drinking heavily at an establishment called the Cowboy’s Saloon, was intoxicated enough that he decided it was time to ride his horse around inside the bar — refreshingly, this did not happen in Texas, it happened in Louisiana.

Today in Crime History: Body of Pam Kinamore Found in Marsh

A state survey crew working near Whisky Bay Bridge discovered a gruesome sight on July 16, 2002. In a marshy wooded area beneath the bridge, they saw the nude body of a dead woman lying at the water’s edge. It was Pam Kinamore, victim of the Baton Rouge serial killer, known for targeting beautiful, white women of Baton Rouge.

Today in Crime History: Body of Genore Guillory Found

On June 26, 2000, Clinton, La., Deputy Sheriff Ronald Johnson entered the home of Genore Guillory. Immediately, he smelled the unmistakable odor of death. It didn’t take him long to find Genore’s body, sprawled and bloody on the floor.

Teen Boy Killed Little Sister by Practicing Wrestling Moves, Say Police

A 13-year-old New Orleans area boy is accused of killing his 5-year-old sister by practicing WWE-style wrestling moves on her. According to a press release issued by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the girl suffered blunt force trauma, broken ribs and internal bleeding. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Missing Teacher Terrilyn Monette’s Car Found, Body Inside

On Saturday, authorities recovered the Black Honda Accord belonging to missing New Orleans teacher Terrilyn Monette. The vehicle had a badly decomposed body inside. It was not immediately apparent whether the remains were male or female. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

VIDEO: Who is Mary Horton Vail?

Police in Texas recently arrested Felix Vail for the murder of his wife Mary Horton Vail, 22. Her death, originally ruled an accident, was reclassified as a homicide after police reopened the investigation in response to an article by investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell in the Clarion Ledger. Here Mitchell discusses Horton Vail’s life, as well as the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Mugshot of the Day

Welcome to Monday. I’m sure this Louisiana woman, 50, looks just like many of us felt this morning — except that she got herself arrested.

Lexis and Suellen Roberts: Killed by a Dead Man?

Suellen Roberts and her daughter Lexis left home on a road trip to Arizona just before Labor Day weekend and disappeared. Diligent investigation would unearth their fate and a killer that had been legally dead for years.

Unsolved Murder Spotlight: The Slidell Jane Doe

On June 19, 1986, the decomposed remains of a female victim were discovered in Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, Louisiana. The victim is believed to have been 20-30 years of age at the time of death. She is believed to have been in the water, held down by a 22-pound weight tied to her neck, for 36 hours prior to discovery. Cause of death was determined to be homicide.

Missing Teacher: Terrilynn Monette

Missing almost two weeks now, the search for Terrilynn Monette, a New Orleans second-grade teacher nominated for Teacher of the Year, continues, expanding to Bayous and ponds.