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Exclusive: Victim's mother speaks out

The mother of Jacqueline Beadle tells what happened when she found her daughter and daughter's roommate dead in their home.

Three days have gone by since two young women were found dead in a Bossier home. Bossier Police have yet to make an arrest or name a suspect. The victims are Jacqueline Beadle, 24, and Karyl Cox, 26.

 

According to Mark Natale, Bossier Police spokesperson, there are 12 detectives working the case. They’re busy combing through evidence and talking to people who knew the women.

         

Jacqueline Beadle’s mother, Joanna, found the women in their home Sunday morning around 8:15 a.m. She said Jacqueline dropped off her son at her house around 7 p.m. Friday.

 

According to her mother, Jacqueline’s last post on Facebook was 12:50 a.m. Saturday, stating, “Men are only after one thing.” Neither Beadle or Cox showed up to work Saturday morning.

 

"To find your daughter is a nightmare,” said Joanna.  “Mother's Day to me won't be happy memories ever again. Very devastating.  The only thing that’s keeping me from going off the deep end is my grandson."

 

Beadle worked at IHOP and was attended Bossier Parish Community College, studying to be a physical therapist. Cox worked at Sonic and The Tobacco House. They were helping each other pay bills and raise their toddlers.

 

“This person ruined two children’s lives. For the rest of their lives, they’re not going to have their mother to grow up with but also, they ruined the lives of a lot of people around them that loved them.”

 

This is the second time Joanna has had to bury a daughter. Her daughter April died from meningitis in 1998.

 

“Now I have no children, except for my step children. I had two girls, and they're both gone now. “

 

The Beadle family has set up a “Jacqueline Beadle” account at Capital One Bank. Anyone can drop off a donation at any branch. It’ll be used to help the family pay for funeral costs.

 

“Financially, this is something we didn’t expect. We don’t have any life insurance on her, we’re not rich people, we live from paycheck to paycheck,” Joanna said.

 

Funeral arrangements are set for Karyl Cox. Her funeral is Thursday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, 601 Highway 80, in Haughton, LA. Cox’s visitation is Wednesday at the same location from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Joanna is hopeful the murderer turns themselves in or someone comes forward with information. There's a $1,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest. You can leave an anonymous tip with Bossier Crime Stoppers, (318) 424-4100.

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