Discovery Channel's new true-crime series, Killing Fields, continues its investigation into the 18 year unsolved murder case of Eugenie Boisfontaine, which I covered in an earlier post.
Quick Case Recap:
Eugenie Boisfontaine was a 34 year old LSU student who went missing in June 1997 and was subsequently found murdered on August 7, 1997. Her remains were discovered in Bayou Manchac, at least 13 miles from where she lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her case went cold, as I detailed in my previous post, in large part because of lack of funds, technology and man-power to investigate.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's office reopened the case in mid-2015. In an article from a local paper, the Plaquemine Post South, Sheriff Stassi stated that Discovery's involvement in the case made resources, such as expedited DNA, available that the department could not have afforded otherwise.
I decided to research the archives of local newspapers to see if her case was being covered by the media in 1997 at the time of her disappearance. What I found is quite interesting and has not yet been discussed on the show.