The people found dead of a double homicide in Clinton this past weekend have been identified as Kem Smith, 46, of Clinton, and Clifton Cowan Jr., 39, of Zachary.
State Trooper Bryan Lee announced the names Tuesday, a day after authorities arrested 31-year-old Eric Sanders in the killings. Sanders, of Norwood, was booked into the East Feliciana Parish jail on two counts of first-degree murder.
Smith was Sanders’ ex-wife, and Cowan was her boyfriend, Lee said. A relative found the bodies of the couple at a home on La. 10 east of Clinton on Sunday. The pair were shot to death, Lee said.