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UPDATED - Possible Witness/Person of Interest Sought in 2016 Death Investigation

UPDATED - FEBRUARY 28, 2018 - Richard was arrested by Oklahoma City Police. He is awaiting an extradition hearing on a 16th Judicial District Court warrant for failure to appear on the charge of simple battery.


ORIGINAL RELEASE - On December 18, 2016, an officer with the Baldwin Police Department found the body of 45-year-old Reynell Lockett Richard near the intersection of the US Highway 90 overpass and the Baldwin Cut in Baldwin. The investigation into her death is active and ongoing. Detectives identified 51-year-old Russell Anthony Richard as a possible witness/person of interest in the case and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him in reference to the death investigation. Anyone with information on his whereabouts or with information on the case should contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960, 985-384-1622, or by email at crimewatch@stmaryso.com. Tips can be given anonymously by phone or email.


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Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

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