On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 9:23 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 100 block of Montegut Avenue in LaPlace for the report of a man bleeding and laying in the street. Responding deputies found the man unresponsive and not breathing with an apparent stab wound in the chest. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Deputies identified the victim as Jose Juan Rivera, 52, who lived in the 100 block of Montegut Avenue. 

        Investigators believe someone who resides in the trailer park may have witnessed or may have knowledge regarding the identity of the suspect.         

         Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at https://proto.stjohnsheriff.org/crime-arrests/crime-tips/.