Arrests Made in Jeff Davis Murder

In Jeff Davis Parish deputies have arrested two people for the murder of a Jennings woman.

Investigators are saying the two could also be behind the deaths of three other victims.

51-year-old Frankie Richard and 22-year-old Hannah Conner, both of Jennings, were booked Wednesday on second degree murder charges.

This arrest is connected to the murder of Kristen Gary Lopez.

Deputies say Lopez's nude body was found in a rural area of the parish in March of 2007.

The investigation into her death did not lead to any arrests until now.

Investigators say the names of the two suspects, whom are uncle and niece, have come up often in this investigation.

Sheriff Rickey Edwards says the two are involved in the drug circle, which he says is the link between them and the victim.

51-year-old Richard was arrested on Monday on an unrelated rape charge.  Conner was picked up in Vermilion Parish.

Sheriff Edwards is now saying that Conner may also be connected to three other murders dating back two years.

Sheriff Edwards says the first victim in the parish was found in 2004 in a flooded canal.

Since then three others have been discovered, with the most recent found just last weekend.

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