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The remains found in Gibson, LA on February 24, 2021 have been positively identified as Jake Menard 36, of Lafayette, LA. Menard was reported missing to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in November 2019. A short time later, Morgan City Police Department Detectives began receiving information that Menard was murdered in the Gibson area. Information received was that Menard was brought from Morgan City to Gibson to settle an unpaid drug debt, where he was murdered and buried. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office detectives began investigating with Morgan City Police Department and Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives until Menard’s remains were located in February 2021.
Sheriff Soignet announced the arrest of Seth Lovett (33 years of age residing in Morgan City, LA) with one count of First-Degree Murder; Alvin Fitch (34 years of age, residing in Morgan City, LA) one count of First degree murder; Christopher Martin (34 years of age residing in Berwick, LA) one count of First Degree Murder; Chance Boudreaux (26 years of age residing in Morgan City, LA) one count of Accessory after the Fact to First Degree Murder.