The Many Police Department, along with the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office still considers the 1986 brutal murder of Rachel Ann Sonnier Leach an open case. The 20-year-old, who was eight months pregnant, was murdered on Sunday evening, June 8, 1986 while working as a clerk at a local convenience store located on Hwy. 6 west. No arrests were made in this case.
This homicide has been re-investigated twice since the initial inquiry, the last in the late nineties. We know over the years, many things change and we have hope that someone with information on this crime, perhaps someone that could not come forward at the time, might be able and willing to do so now. The Leach/Sonnier families need and deserve closure. This case has haunted veteran law enforcement officers over the years; the file has always been within reach of the lead detective and is discussed often.
Again, we are asking anyone that has knowledge of this crime, to step forward; it is time for this case to reach a conclusion. Please contact Detective Bradley Marr at the Sabine Sheriff’s Office or Detective Todd McNeely at the Many Police Department.
SPSO: News Release