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Siblings in Louisiana arrested on murder charges after discovery of 3 bodies

October 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Siblings in Louisiana arrested on murder charges after discovery of 3 bodies

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Siblings in Louisiana are facing murder charges in the killing of three victims whose bodies were discovered in two separate places in a central Louisiana parish.

The suspects, 29-year-old Matthew Sonnier and 31-year-old Ebony Nicole Sonnier, were taken into custody on first-degree murder charges in the slayings of two men from Alexandria whose burned remains were recovered in Rapides Parish.

Last week, authorities found the bodies of Kendrick Dwann Horn, 33, and Jeremy Deon Norris, 28, after putting out a blaze in a roadside ditch, The New York Post reported.

Latish White, 42, left, was found stabbed to death in a road on the morning of October 18. A few hours later the bodies of Kendrick Horn, pictured, and Jeremy Norris were found burning in a ditch

The brother and sister are also facing first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of 42-year-old Latish White, a woman whose partially clothed body was discovered in a Pineville road roughly three hours before the burned bodies were found. Police have described Matthew Sonnier as White’s “known acquaintance.”

Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton did not reveal why officials believe the cases are linked.

“I don’t want to do anything that’s going to cause a problem in the future for the prosecution,” he explained at a press conference.

Latish White, 42, left, was found stabbed to death in a road on the morning of October 18. A few hours later the bodies of Kendrick Horn, pictured, and Jeremy Norris were found burning in a ditch

The siblings have been in custody since October 25th. Matthew Sonnier was arrested on a second-degree murder charge in White’s killing, and his sister was arrested on drug charges, Pineville Deputy Police Chief Darrell Basco said.

Hilton said the charges stem from a “very intense investigation” that resulted in hundreds of pieces of evidence obtained at eight different locations.

“There are so many tentacles to this thing that went so many places,” he said. “No one can remember this many crime scenes that we had to process.”

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