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Family of Tiffany Degazon pleads for help in finding her killer

Tiffany Degazon (Source: Family) Tiffany Degazon (Source: Family)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

It's not hard to see the pain of a mother who lost her daughter when talking to her.

"I feel like I failed my child because I couldn't protect her," said Karen Jackson.

Her daughter, Tiffany Degazon, 33, was found dead on March 31, 2012. Someone made the terrible discovery along River Road in south Baton Rouge. Degazon had been shot to death.

Karen's voice trembled as she recalled that day.

"The police department came to my son and said they found Tiffany dead," Jackson explained.

Many more lives would be changed forever.

So, what is known three years later? Sgt. Scott Henning with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has been working the case from the beginning.

"She was last known to be alive that previous night in the 8200 block of Skysail," Henning said.

That's in the Gardere neighborhood, about a mile and a half from where she was found.

"Gardere is a fairly tight community. We know there are people there who have the answers we're looking for," Henning added.

For a family in so much pain, knowing there are those who have the answers, but have not come forward, is heartbreaking all over again.

"You hear so many stories. You know people know things that they're not telling," Jackson said.

She described her daughter as giving, inviting to anybody who needed anything, a good spirit and 85 pounds soaking wet, which makes her wonder every day why she had to die like this.

"If a person can do this to Tiffany, they would hurt anybody else. I would never want to see anybody got through what we're going through," Jackson added.

And the pain goes even deeper. Jackson buried her daughter on April 7, 2012, then a year later to the day, her mother died. The family places her death squarely at the feet of the killer as well.

"She lost the will to live. She stopped trying after we lost Tiffany," Jackson explained.

The hope now is that enough time has passed that whatever fear may be stopping the information from flowing has passed as well. It's time to give this family some peace.

If you have any information about this case, contact Crime Stoppers at 344-7867, text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or anonymously or go to www.crimestoppersbr.com.

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