Aug 22, 2013 5:06 PM

Murder victim identified; Step-father named as "person-of-interest"

Deputies in Acadia Parish have identified the victim in Wednesday's homicide as 20-year-old Skylar Credeur of Rayne.

The cause of death has been classified as a drowning.

According to Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Credeur's stepfather, 43-year-old Kerry Wayne Bertrand, has been named a person of interest. Bertrand is in the Acadia Parish Jail charged with 5 counts of violation of a protective order, and his bond is set at $450,000.

The sheriff adds the family of Skylar Credeur is asking for the public's assistance. An account has been set up for funeral expenses and donations can be made at all Mid South Banks.


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