Unsolved double homicide haunts small Louisiana town almost a year later

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245.

Unsolved double homicide haunts small Louisiana town almost a year later
Anyone with information on the shooting deaths of Daytra Miller and Robert West Jr. is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245. (Source: Photo provided to WAFB by family)

INDEPENDENCE, La. (WAFB) - The small, close-knit community of Independence remains haunted by an unsolved 2018 double shooting that claimed the life of Daytra Miller and her teenage son, Robert West Jr.

More so, detectives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, (TPSO) which is leading the investigation, continue to reach out to the public while desperately seeking out the tip that will lead to a breakthrough in the case almost a year later.

“Investigating a homicide, especially a double homicide, is stressful in many-many ways, however, for our detectives, not being able to serve justice and provide closure for the victims’ families weighs extremely heavy on their hearts,” said a TPSO spokesperson.

TPSO officials reported to news outlets Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 an investigation was ongoing following the discovery of a woman and boy found dead in a home Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Family members identified Miller and West Jr. as the victims.

TPSO is still offering $12,500 for information leading to the arrest(s) of those responsible.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers.

  • Adults call toll free: 1-800-554-5245 (JAIL)
  • Students call toll free: 1-877-668-2421 (NOT-B-4-21),
  • Web tips can be submitted by clicking the P3 icon or Submit a Tip tab on Crime Stopper’s home page: www.tangicrimestoppers.com
  • Facebook tips can be submitted by clicking the Submit a Tip tab on Crime Stopper’s CST FB page: www.facebook.com/tangicrimestoppers
  • Download Crime Stopper’s free P3 app by Anderson Software in the iTunes and GooglePlay stores to submit an anonymous tip

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