St. James Sheriff’s Office seeks information in Vacherie murder

Published 9:31 am Thursday, May 25, 2023

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On May 25, 2023, right after midnight, the St. James Sheriff’s Office received calls in reference to shots being fired in the area of Perkins Street, in Vacherie. When deputies arrived on scene, one individual was located, shot multiple times. The individual was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. He is identified as Marquese Blain, 25 years old, from Vacherie.
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information from the public that could assist with solving this murder. Anyone with information please contact St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-562-2200. Crime Stoppers GNO is also offering a reward, up to $2500 for any information that will lead to an arrest and indictment of any subjects involved in this crime, by calling 504-822-1111 or 877-903-STOP. Tips may also be submitted through our website, and click on the link to Nixle. Tips can also be submitted through our app. All tips can be submitted anonymously.