Update – Suspect In South Carolina Murders Caught Near Ville Platte
In an update to this story, authorities have finally caught up to a murder suspect in the deaths of Hope Bowers and Latonia Profit in South Carolina on or about March 17, 2012
Acting on a credible lead, Corey Britt with the US Marshal's Office says their office, along with other police agencies throughout Acadiana, found 27-year-old Vincente Mendoza around midnight Wednesday hiding out in a trailer on Jean Pierre Road outside Ville Platte. Britt says Mendoza was sleeping on a couch when police found him. He says Mendoza tried to hide his identity from them, but later admitted to being who they thought he was.