2 arrested in suspected murder of Natalbany man reported missing

2 arrested in suspected murder of Natalbany man reported missing
Pere Jackson was reported missing just days before his body was found in Tangipahoa Parish. (Source: TPSO)

NATALBANY, La. (WAFB) - Tangipahoa officials have arrested two men for their suspected role in the death of a man who was reported missing.

According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, the body of Pere Jackson, 27, was recovered on Monday, Nov. 18 near the edge of a wooded area on Dead End Street in Natalbany. Jackson was reported missing Nov. 15.

On Nov. 21, Sheriff Edwards reports Gerrell Perry, 18, of Independence, and Julius Gales, 24, of Hammond were arrested and charged with accessory to first-degree murder and obstruction of justice.

Gerrell Perry and Julius Gales were arrested for accessory to murder and obstruction of justice after Pere Jackson was found dead days after being reported missing.
Gerrell Perry and Julius Gales were arrested for accessory to murder and obstruction of justice after Pere Jackson was found dead days after being reported missing. (Source: TPSO)

Details surrounding the death of Jackson will not be released as the investigation is ongoing, Sheriff Edwards said in a press release Monday morning. Officials expect more arrests will be made.

Pere Jackson was reported missing just days before his body was found in Tangipahoa Parish.
Pere Jackson was reported missing just days before his body was found in Tangipahoa Parish. (Source: TPSO)

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-345-6150 or Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245.

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