For information on Cold Cases, Contact
Criminal Investigation Division – (985) 359-8679
Victim of Homicide
Feb 20, 2006
On Thursday, April 20, 2006, at 1:05 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a suicide at 237 Daffodil Street in Mt. Airy. The officers found Debra Strayer lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head a revolver was found on the bed next to Strayer. The initial complaint reported the death as a suicide; however, through further investigation the death was found to have occurred by the act of another person; therefore the manner of death was reclassified as homicide.
Detectives are actively pursuing all crime scene evidence and ask that anyone with information regarding this incident call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Cold Case division at 985-652-6338 or 504-940-8667.