Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators Seek Your Help in 1986 Double Homicide Cold Case
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in the continuing investigation into the 1986 homicides of Jerry Dorrell Honeycutt and Michelle King Stegall. During the early morning hours of July 8th, 1986, Lincoln Parish deputies responded to a trailer park on Hwy 35 in reference to a male that was severely wounded. Deputies discovered that Jerry Dorrell Honeycutt, 21, of Shreveport had been shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died.
At 8:50 am on the same day, Ouachita Parish deputies responded to a gravel pit off Downey Pines Road in West Monroe in reference to a vehicle fire. Deputies discovered the dead body of Michelle King Stegall, 19, of Shreveport inside the smoldering vehicle. Stegall had also been shot.
Evidence in this case indicates that Honeycutt and Stegall were close friends and lived in the same apartment complex on Colquitt Road in Shreveport. They were last seen together in Shreveport prior to their deaths in Honeycutt’s black 1977 Ford pickup truck.
Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call the OPSO Criminal Investigative Division at 318-324-2663, the Lincoln Parish Crimestoppers at 318-255-1111 or Crimestoppers of Ouachita at 318-388-2274(CASH).