Orleans Parish District Attorney re-examining case of woman found dead in Lakeview – About Your Online Magazine


The death of a woman found dead near her home in Lakeview in 2019 will be re-examined by the Orleans Parish District Attorney, according to the prosecutor’s office. Jessica Easterly Durning’s family suspects a crime in her death. Relatives who searched after she was reported missing found her body on August 22, 2019, at the intersection of Kennilworth Street and Orleans Avenue, blocks from her home on General Haig Street. The family mounted an online petition asking prosecutor Jason Williams to investigate the 43-year-old man’s death. As of 7:30 pm On Tuesday, the petition obtained more than 27,000 signatures. Williams issued the following statement on the case: “District attorney Williams is absolutely willing to meet with Jessica Easterly Durning’s family to discuss this horrible matter. He is also committed to reexamining this issue with new eyes and revisiting all the facts and evidence involved. With this case and any other in New Orleans, DA Williams is dedicated to seeking justice. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office said the form of his death was undetermined. The family told WDSU in 2019 that they believed her body was “thrown away”, and whoever placed it near the Interstate 610 overpass near her home can learn more about how she died.

The death of a woman found dead near her home in Lakeview in 2019 will be re-examined by the Orleans Parish District Attorney, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Jessica Easterly Durning’s family suspects a crime in her death. Relatives who searched after she was reported missing found her body on August 22, 2019, at the intersection of Kennilworth Street and Orleans Avenue, blocks from her home on General Haig Street.

The family mounted an online petition asking prosecutor Jason Williams to investigate the 43-year-old man’s death.

As of 7:30 pm On Tuesday, the petition obtained more than 27,000 signatures.

Williams issued the following statement on the case:

“District attorney Williams is absolutely willing to meet with Jessica Easterly Durning’s family to discuss this horrible matter. He is also committed to reexamining this issue with new eyes and revisiting all the facts and evidence involved. With this case and any other in New Orleans, DA Williams is dedicated to seeking justice. “

The Orleans parish coroner’s office said the form of his death was undetermined.

The family told WDSU in 2019 that they believed her body was “thrown away”, and whoever placed it near the Interstate 610 overpass near her home can learn more about how she died.

Paula Fonseca