“Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of seven more women would be discovered around the swamps and canals that ring Jennings, a staggering body count for a tiny sliver of a town of about 10,000. Along with Lewis, the victims were Ernestine Marie Daniels Patterson, 30; Kristen Gary Lopez, 21; Whitnei Dubois, 26; Laconia “Muggy” Brown, 23; Crystal Shay Benoit Zeno, 24; Brittney Gary, 17; and Necole Guillory, 26.”
(True Detective) is based in Erath, which is in Vermilion Parish, another parish just a few miles away from Jeff Davis. One of the lead suspects in my case, Frankie Richard, used to run in Vermilion. He caught quite a few cases out there.
Important study of police corruption and a supposed serial killer in Louisiana: https://t.co/UreFzetMVy
— Nic Pizzolatto (@nicpizzolatto) January 31, 2014
Even if this case is only used a reference, a la The King in Yellow, it’s a pretty good guess that it’s also a spoiler alert for what we already suspected about the murders in True Detective: That the cops are in on it at a very high level, and this wasn’t the work of a lone, pseudo-philosophical serial killer.