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Officials released an announcement that the LSU Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes will bring in the year 2014 as they square-off in the Outback Bowl on January 1st in Tampa. Outback Bowl Chairman Ken HovermanMore >>
Officials released an announcement that the LSU Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes will bring in the year 2014 as they square-off in the Outback Bowl on January 1 in Tampa.More >>
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After nearly 19 years of being unsolved, a suspect has been arrested in a double murder case from 1995.The Baton Rouge Police Department said James Johnson, 39, was arrested early Monday morning on twoMore >>
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A former LSU football player who turned himself in to authorities in connection with a burglary is out of jail after posting bond. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said ex-LSU running backMore >>
A former LSU football player who turned himself in to authorities in connection with a burglary is out of jail after posting bond.More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Louisiana State Police confirm that the woman who told police she had been attacked and set on fire was released from a Shreveport hospital on Wednesday.
Sharmeka Moffitt, who had been recovering at the Regional Burn Center at LSU Health, returned to her Winnsboro home.
But, says LSP spokesman Lt. Bill Davis, the case is still open and is likely to remain open until January, when the case file should be complete. State Police interviewed Moffitt on Thursday.
The burning case became of national interest back in October after Moffitt, 20, told authorities that three unidentified men wearing hoodies poured lighter fluid on her and used a lighter to set her ablaze. The flames left Moffitt with burns on more than 60% of her body.
Authorities confirmed then that racial slurs were spray-painted on Moffitt's car, along with the letters "KKK."
Winnsboro Police say she called 911 from Civitan Park in Winnsboro, where the incident took place.
Just as authorities began looking into whether race was a factor in the attack, evidence collected at the scene cast doubt about Moffitt's story. Winnsboro Police said authorities linked Moffitt's fingerprints to a lighter and a bottle of lighter fluid found at the scene.
Once State Police completes its investigation, the department will turn their evidence over to the Franklin Parish District Attorney's office, which would be the one to file charges in the case.