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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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State Police seeks assistance from the public in solving cold case homicide

State Police seeks assistance from the public in solving cold case homicide

Houma, LA - Louisiana State Police investigators have recently reopened an investigation and are currently following new leads to help solve a 27-year old cold case homicide.

Between the hours of 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. on June 15, 1989, Gerald E. Daigle, the owner of Standard Furniture Company located at 300 Belanger St. in Houma, was discovered suffering from multiple stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene from those injuries. During the course of the original investigation, no viable suspects in the homicide were identified. However, DNA testing has helped investigators eliminate individuals originally believed to have been suspects, and additional information that was not originally known has investigators following new leads in the case.

The Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division (CID), partnered with local law enforcement agencies, is committed to investigating cold case homicides in an attempt to bring closure to the families of the victims. LSP asks that anyone that has any information pertaining to the 1989 homicide of Mr. Daigle, regardless of how minor or insignificant they believe it to be, are asked to contact the LSP-CID/Houma office at 985-876-8834 (Ext 202).

The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form. The anonymous form is completed and submitted to the appropriate investigators for follow up. Citizens can access the form by visiting and clicking the “Report Suspicious Activity” link.