St. John authorities have a suspect in LaPlace murder

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 2010


St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Wayne Jones said this afternoon his office has a suspect in the Murder of 15-year-old Taylor Adams.

Earnest Joseph III, 27, of 2429 Yorktowne Drive is wanted on first-degree murder charges in Adams’ death. Jones said Joseph should be considered armed and dangerous.

Joseph was last seen in the Laplace area Tuesday. He is known to drive a pearl white 2001 Cadillac Deville with no tint or rims and a temporary tag in the rear window.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Joseph is asked to contact St. John detectives at 985-652-6338 or crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

L’Observateur will update this story as information continues to be released.