Authorities release names of pair killed near Clinton

Victims identified in East Feliciana double murder
Eric Sanders (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)
Eric Sanders (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)

CLINTON, LA (WAFB) - Authorities in East Feliciana Parish have released the identities of the two people murdered Sunday afternoon.

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office reported Kem Smith, 46, of Clinton, and Clifton Cowan, 39, of Zachary, were found dead at a home on LA 10 a few miles east of Clinton.

Investigators said the victims were dating and the suspect, Eric Sanders, 31, is Smith's ex-husband.

Sanders was arrested on Monday in connection with the case. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

The EFPSO is leading the investigation with help from the Clinton Police Department and the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.

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