Tangipahoa authorities reopen two homicide 'cold cases'

Tangipahoa authorities reopen two homicide 'cold cases'
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POSTED: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 12:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 12:04am

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has just reopened two homicide cold cases. Both of the following cases are active.

Cold Case Detective Mike Sticker is investigating the death of Ponchatoula resident Timothy Brown. On December 29, 2006, 30 year old Timothy Brown was gunned down in the parking lot of Pea’s Lounge during a physical altercation. Witnesses state that Brown was attempting to break up a fight between several subjects at approximately 1:54 AM. It was reported that during the altercation, an unknown male in a white Caprice with “Helo” rims stated firing shots and a second male subject began firing shots into the crown from a burgundy Suburban/Yukon. Subsequently, Brown was located on the ground behind his vehicle with a fatal gun shot wound to the right side of his body.

Recently, detectives have received several pieces of information regarding the shooting to have possibly identified several persons of interest. At this time, Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information regarding this homicide to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245. Any piece of information gathered could be what is needed to put this case to rest and justice be served.

The second case being reopened is the death of 44 year old Debbie Ann Lindsey of Amite, La. On February 17, 2003, Lindsey’s parents reported her missing after her boyfriend called and stated she been missing for 2 days since Saturday February 15th . At the time of her disappearance, Lindsey lived with her 28 year old boyfriend who stated he filed a missing persons report immediately, however no such report could ever be located.

On March 13, 2003, as detectives were doing a search in a wooded area near her residence, they located Lindsey’s body which was severely decomposed. Lindsey had been stabbed multiple times and her body abandoned.

Detective Mike Sticker states that a person of interest has been identified.  

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