Tragedy in the town of Homer, Louisiana. The body of Sulyn Prince was found in a wooded area near her Bridge Street home in Homer. She had been reported missing by her daughter on Monday, when the daughter could not get in touch with her. Deputies suspected foul play because some blood was found in her home. Prince was a deputy with the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office. One person has been arrested in connection with the Prince case.


Here's information released by Louisiana State Police this morning:

On Monday, January 11, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., the Homer Police Department was dispatched to 304 Bridges St. in reference to a welfare concern.  Upon arrival officers discovered that 68-year-old Sulyn Prince was not in the residence and evidence of foul play was discovered.


Once the evidence of foul play was discovered, Homer Police Chief Russell Mills contacted Louisiana State Police Detectives for assistance and set up a perimeter.  Upon arrival, LSP detectives continued to find more evidence indicating foul play.  Investigators then contacted Forensic Examiners from the LSP Crime lab in Baton Rouge, the Shreveport Fire Department Cadaver Search Team, and the David Wade Correctional Search Team in an effort to locate Prince.


During the investigation, evidence was discovered in a wooded area behind the home that was consistent with evidence found at the scene.  Members of the Cadaver Search Team deployed their K-9s and discovered a shallow grave containing the body of Sulyn Prince.  Investigators and Forensic Examiners worked through the night processing the scene and following leads that later led to the arrest of 35-year-old Jermaine Johnson of Homer for 2nd Degree Murder.


This investigation is ongoing and could lead to more charges. If convicted, Johnson could serve life in prison without benefit of parole.


“This arrest brings closure to a terrible tragedy, but it also sends a message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated and we will bring these violent criminals to justice,” said Colonel Mike Edmonson.

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