Ronald J. Dominique is charged with murder in Houma, Louisiana.
Police say that he has admitted to 23 murders in the area, and the
FBI has labeled him as one of the most active serial killers in the
Photo released Dec. 4 in Houma, La. by the Terrebonne Sheriff's
Ronald Joseph Dominique, who confessed to 23 South
The A-Bear motel was the place where one of Ronald Dominique's
was able to get away by jumping out a window.
Attorney General Les Bonanno congratulates the Task Force for
their success in arresting the Bayou Serial Killer.
Chief Pat Boudreaux came out in April of 2005 to warn the public
of a possible
serial killer living in the area around Houma,
Police Chief Pat Boudreaux after the press conference in 2006.
Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Joe Waitz, Jr. announced at
the press conference
that they would seek the death penalty in this
Ronald Dominique is escorted by police. Using a cane heavily as
he was moved from one police area to another, he didn't seem to be
capable of the murders of so many men. Two days before, he seemed to
not to need the cane for the mile walk to the local store.
The family of Nicholas Pellegrin, one of the victims of the
Bayou serial killer, was interviewed by local news Channel 10 WHTV.
Nicholas' mother hoped for the death penalty for the man who killed
The FBI Agent assigned to the Task Force in the Bayou area was
Jim Bernazzani. At the press conference, his statement to the public
was that the reason it is so hard to catch a serial killer is that
they look and act just like everyone else, and that all should
Raymond Berg is the Assistant Manager of the Bunk House, and
told us that there didn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary
about Ronald Dominique; he was quiet and kept mostly to himself.
Ronnie's Lounge is a local bar just over the bridge from
Houma's center, where Ronald
Dominique tried to borrow money after
being thrown out of his current digs.
The Bunk House is a small building that houses the homeless in
The patrons pay a small fee to reside overnight,
sometimes sharing rooms.
Ronnie Abear runs Ronnie's Lounge in Houma. Just before
Mr. Dominique's arrest, he had asked to borrow money from the bar-owner,
so that he could pay an advance on a room at the Bunk House, just a
short walk from the door.
Sheriff Harry Lee's office in Jefferson Parish had the most up-to-date
lab in the area, and
as part of the Task Force, was able to bring
the best in forensics to the investigation.
Sheriff Jerry Larpenter explained part of how the task force
developed their case against Ronald Dominique. Most surprising to
them was that he claimed responsibility for all 23 murders in a
Some of the Task Force members pose with the victim photo board
after the press conference.
The 23 people Ronald Joseph Dominique is alleged to have murdered is
at a police news conference in Houma, La.
Some of the victims of the Bayou Serial Killer, Ronald Dominique.
Photos were released at a press
conference held on Monday, December
Veronica Guidry cries as she holds a picture of her son Nicholas
Pellegrin, one of the victims
of confessed murderer Ronald Joseph
Serial killer Ronald Dominique, 44, leaves a Terrebonne Parish
after pleading guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder / AP