Suspicious Death of 4yr Old now a Homicide Investigation

Officers responded to a call in the 2200 block of Ledoux Circle.

Posted: Nov 22, 2021 8:07 AM
Updated: Nov 29, 2021 9:03 AM

OPELOUSAS, La. - Officers responded to a call in the 2200 block of Ledoux Circle.

A child was located in a bedroom unresponsive.

The suspicious death of a four year old child that was initially reported to Opelousas Police on November 21, 2021 is now being investigated as homicide after the initial findings of an autopsy performed earlier this week.

The father of the child Joseph C. Mayon Jr. age 36  has been booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the following charges:

First Degree Murder
Second Degree Cruelty to juveniles

The victim has been identified as 4yr. old Raina Richard.

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