OPELOUSAS — St. Landry Parish detectives continued Monday to search for leads in the suspected homicide of Marjorie Taylor, whose body was found last week in her home.
“We have zero leads,” Sheriff’s Office Capt. Megan Vizena said.
Taylor, 66, was unmarried and lived alone in the 100 block of Salvador Street. The home is east of Interstate 49 near La. 31 but is outside the Opelousas city limits.
Taylor was found at about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday by deputies responding to an activated alarm at the home.
Investigators at first did not know how Taylor died.
“She was in good health,” Vizena said.
An autopsy completed Friday suggested someone killed Taylor.
“It was our first indication that this wasn’t medical or accidental, that this in fact was a homicide,” she said.
Sheriff Bobby Guidroz has declined to say how she was killed, Vizena said, because it could taint information tipsters give detectives.
“(Guidroz) wants them to be able to tell us what happened,” Vizena said.
Taylor’s family, who live in and near New Orleans, have been notified, she said.
Detectives are asking people who live around Taylor’s home if they have surveillance cameras that could reveal clues. Anyone with an outside camera that was on last week is asked to call sheriff’s detective Capt. Ivory Chevis at (337) 948-6516.
Crime Stoppers is offering $2,500 for any information that leads to an arrest in the case.