Police trying to warm up double homicide cold case in Bogalusa

On the afternoon of June 23, 2015, the usually quiet City Limits Road transformed in to a sprawling crime scene after two men were found dead in a car. Both had been shot in the back of the head.

BOGALUSA -  On the afternoon of June 23, 2015, the usually quiet City Limits Road transformed in to a sprawling crime scene after two men were found dead in a car.  Both had been shot in the back of the head.

Those men turned out to be from Baton Rouge.  Shannen Hudson, 31, was known as upcoming rapper Young Ready.  Jare Stevenson was 28 and a father to two boys and a little girl.

The loss, and the lack of closure in the case, has been tough on the victims' families.

"Two years, nobody will come out and say anything to us," said Raychel Stevenson, Jare's mother, "Just anything. It's just so hard. Imagine every day you wake up and you don't know who took your child."

Police say they have followed every lead they've been given, with no luck, including their best tip, which came from a neighbor who saw a man run from the victims' rental car into a green sedan shortly after hearing gunshots.  The two victims had been visiting with friends in a Bogalusa housing project just 15 minutes before the shooting.

"Our detectives have checked all surveillance video in the area, which resulted in no leads," said Bogalusa Police Chief Kendall Bullen, "Also, there's been a lot of cell phone tower pings on suspects names that have been listed and none of that has developed any further leads."

Police say the investigation has even expanded beyond the neighborhood and the City of Bogalusa into Baton Rouge, where they've tied the two to a loose organization of people.  Detectives also believe drugs played a role in the killing.

"We don't have many unsolved homicides that occur here in town," said Bullen, "We have a couple, but not many and it's frustrating when you don't have the information you need. We know there's people out there that could give us that information."

The victims' loved ones are counting on it.

"I beg of you, please, please, please," said Stevenson, "Please somebody say something."

Any information that can assist in closing this case can be shared with Bogalusa Police at 985-732-6238, Baton Rouge Police at 225-389-4869 or Crimestoppers 504-822-1111.

Tips can be given anonymously and there is a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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