A murder mystery plaguing the Cross Lake area of Shreveport since 2016 has finally been solved, thanks to a rookie detective just assigned to the case. William Hines, 81, was discovered dead in his residence on June 19, 2016. An autopsy determined that Hines died as a result of multiple stab wounds.
Shreveport has been plagued with homicides and violent crimes committed by teenage suspects. Caddo District Attorney James Stewart has been actively prosecuting the juvenile thugs; however, prosecutors say they depend on the judges to hand down harsh sentences to those who commit violent crimes.
For one of his inventions, Kato has developed a process in which to grow a species of microscopic algae called diatoms, harvest it and process it into a powder that can form throw beads and doubloons. After the fun is had, these celebratory throws will biodegrade in soil in about one to two years.
After further investigation by Det. Larry Pierce, a second suspect, age 16, was identified as the person who originally brought the gun to school. The gun was in a backpack when the 16-year-old gave it to the 15-year-old boy to hold for him..
The investigation began in May of 2018 when the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations -- Criminal Investigations Division (CID) was contacted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (LLA) regarding possible payroll fraud by Abels. Upon learning of the allegations, CID initiated a joint investigation with the LLA.