Arrest made in 22-year-old cold case murder in Ascension Parish

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 11:38am

UPDATE: Kenneth Lavigne has been charged with Aggravated Rape and First-Degree Murder. Lavigne is the cousin of the victim's ex-husband. He was arrested in Mississippi on Monday. 

ORIGINAL: 

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has announced that there has been an arrest made in a murder case from 1990.

The press confernece will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Ascension Parish Courthouse in Gonzales. Officials will give more details on this arrest.

The victim, Jeannie Lavigne, who was 38 at the time of her death, was kidnapped in St. Amant on December 17, 1990. Her body was found in Port Vincent just a few days later.

Ascension Parish is located about 30 minutes outside of Baton Rouge, LA. 

Stay tuned for more details.

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