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August 27, 2023

Florida Man Wanted for Georgia Murder Arrested in St. Tammany

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Proactive Enforcement Unit located and arrested 21 year-old Eugene Louis-Jocques in connection with an Atlanta-area murder Friday (August 25, 2023) afternoon.

Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Friday regarding the a Naples, Florida suspect of a murder investigation that occurred within Cobb County, Ga., having possible ties to St. Tammany Parish.

Eugene Louis-Jocques was wanted for murder, arson and aggravated assault in connection with the death of his girlfriend, social media influencer Beauty Couch. Couch’s body was located not far from to her burning vehicle Wednesday (August 23, 2023) afternoon in the Austell, Ga., area.

Detectives with the STPSO Proactive Enforcement Unit identified several areas within the Slidell area that Louis-Jocques was possibly frequenting. At approximately 4:40 p.m. Friday, detectives were conducting surveillance in those areas and observed Louis-Jocques driving on Oak Harbor Boulevard near Landmark Drive. A traffic stop was conducted, and Louis-Jocques was taken into custody without incident and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center as a fugitive. He is awaiting extradition to Georgia.

Detectives with the STPSO Major Crimes Division have worked with detectives from Cobb County to assist with the investigation following Louis-Jocques’ apprehension. 

“Let the message be that we do not take kindly to people who think they can commit a crime elsewhere and try to hide in St. Tammany Parish,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We were happy to help our counterparts in Georgia by locating this suspect and taking him into custody so he may face justice and Miss. Couch’s family can begin to receive closure during this difficult time.”

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