OPELOUSAS — The family of Margie Taylor, whose Sept. 17 homicide remains unsolved, has collected $2,135 to add to the reward money being offered for information leading to her killer’s arrest.
The funds would be in addition to the $2,500 in cash already committed by St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers, bringing the reward money available up to $4,635.
“We are asking the good citizens of St. Landry Parish to come forward with any information that they may have regarding this homicide,” Opelousas Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said in a news release Monday. “Ms. Taylor and her grieving family deserve our very best effort as a community.”
Detectives have been investigating Taylor’s murder by conducting interviews, examining hundreds of photographs and submitting evidence to forensic labs, Guidroz said.
Investigators are not releasing Taylor’s cause of death, but they have ruled her death a homicide, said Sgt. Clay Higgins, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said Taylor, 66, was found dead inside her home in the 100 block of Salvador Street about 10:45 a.m. that Wednesday, moments after her home alarm activated.
There was no evidence of a burglary.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Landry Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (337) 948-8477.