10 December 2012

UPDATED arrest made: remains of missing woman dorothy rosier found

For Immediate Release

Sheriff William Earl Hilton announced this morning that an arrest has been made in the Dorothy Eyvonne Rosier homicide case.

Last night, Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Paul Jackson, 61 of 1125-A Jim Meyer Dr, Alexandria. Jackson was taken into custody and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center for 2nd Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice and is currently being held without bond.

The investigation is still ongoing.

"Finally the family will have a little more closure to this case. In a cold case, you go back to zero, start over and run down every lead and that’s what our Detectives did. They have put in a lot of man hours and worked long into the night last night to make this arrest.” said Sheriff Hilton.

"I would also like to thank Sheriff Scott Franklin and the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office for their ongoing assistance in this case."

As the investigation is still ongoing, there is no further information at this time as to cause of death or motive.

Lt. Tommy Carnline
Public Information Officer
Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office

For Release to the Media

Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton announced today that Sheriff’s Office Investigators have positively identified the remains found in the woods in LaSalle Parish as that of Dorothy Eyvonne Rosier.

Ms. Rosier went missing almost 3 years ago on January 11, 2010.

Hunters, hunting near Trout, LA in LaSalle Parish, discovered the remains on November 21st.

While a presumptive identification was made based on dental records, preliminary results were leading investigators to believe that the remains may be the missing Rosier woman.

Positive identification was not received until last week with assistance of the Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People FACES Lab.

Based on these findings, investigators conclude that the remains are those of Ms. Rosier. Ms. Rosier was twenty five years old at the time of her disappearance.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue their joint investigation into this homicide and how the remains got into the woods at that location, who might have put them there and the events surrounding the death of Ms. Rosier.

Sheriff Hilton would like to thank Sheriff Scott Franklin and his department for their assistance and continued cooperation in the ongoing investigation of this case.

At this time, Sheriff’s Detectives would not speculate on any suspects or cause of death as this might hinder their investigation.

"This family needs closure to what happened to their daughter, their sister, their mother. We have been working diligently on this case since we came into office and we are looking into other unsolved cold cases. This is the one we need help on now. Someone knows something and we want you to do the right thing and come forward so this family will not have to spend another Christmas knowing the suspect in Dorothy’s murder is still out there" said Sheriff Hilton.

Anyone having information on the disappearance of Dorothy Eyvonne Rosier in January of 2010 is urged to contact the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office or the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office 318 473 6700

Criminal Investigations 318 473 6727

LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office 318 992 2151

Crime Stoppers 318 443 7867

Lt. Tommy Carnline

Public Information Officer
Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office