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Murder Arrest Made in June 2014 Case

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Lafayette Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Jason Marlin (34) of Columbia Mississippi. Marlin was charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of Valerie West, who on June 30th of 2014, was found deceased near her residence in the 100 block of Madame Germaine Street in Lafayette Parish. Investigators worked many leads in the case over the course of the next 6 months which eventually led them to Jason Marlin in Mississippi. On January 29th 2015, Investigators made contact with Marlin at his residence in Mississippi with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Further investigation by LPSO Investigators resulted in the arrest of Jason Marlin who was booked in the Marion County, Mississippi jail and after waiving extradition was transported and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on February 2nd. He is currently being held in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $250,000 bond.

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