Rodie Sanchez Obituary


This week’s Killing Fields on Discovery brings back to light the horrific crimes of the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, Derrick Todd Lee. The episode sees retired Detective Rodie Sanchez and Detective Aubrey St. Angelo from the sheriff’s office return to Whiskey Bay to do a sweep of the waters for potential bodies, after last week’s discovery on the show of Elizabeth Ann Ferrell’s corpse. Whiskey Bay was known to be a favorite place chosen by Lee to dump his victims during his 11-year killing spree which saw him murder at least seven female victims from 1992 to 2003. Lee was at first. read more.

  • 3/14/2017
  • by Julian Cheatle
  • Monsters and Critics

Detective Rodie Sanchez just has one message for Tommy Francise, who has finally been arrested in connection to the homicide of Curtis “Cochise” Smith in the season two finale of Killing Fields: “Your time’s expired.”

assuming Francise has been

In Et’s first look at the final episode, Francise’s arrest brings the 1991 cold case one step closer to being closed. Now, it’s up to the Iberville Parish authorities to make sure the case is ready to go to trial, where they hope a grand jury will indict Francise on two counts of second-degree murder for the homicides of Smith as well as George Barrett.

“Finally closing these cases and bringing justice would mean so much to the whole sheriff’s department. It would also be a tremendous weight off my shoulders,” Sanchez tells Et. The longtime detective, who came out of retirement to finally solve the 1997 murder of former Louisiana State University student Eugenie Boisfontaine in season.

  • 2/21/2017
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After two and a half decades, it’s come down to this very moment.

On the penultimate episode of Killing Fields season two, the detectives move closer to making an arrest — a pivotal step in closing the case of Curtis Smith, who went missing in 1991 — to put Tommy Francise behind bars. It’s something Det. Rodie Sanchez has been dreaming about for 26 years as he’s worked tirelessly to bring justice to Smith and his family.

In order to arrest Francise, the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office must present their case to the legal team, including Special Prosecutor Tony Clayton. Once he gives the “Ok,” the team can move in on their suspect. Of course, that’s assuming Francise has been waiting around for someone to arrest him — and he’s not sitting idly by.

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Disappointed that they weren.

  • 2/14/2017
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As the detectives continue to investigate the murders of Eugenie Boisfontaine and Curtis Smith on Discovery Channel’s true-crime docuseries, Killing Fields, another case is reopened, potentially providing a major break in these cold cases.

On an all-new episode of this real-time series, which inches closer to the season two finale, the Da reopens a 15-year-old case involving the death of informant George Barrett. Killed in his home in 2002, Det. Rodie Sanchez has always suspected local businessman Tommy Francise, also suspected of killing Smith, was responsible for Barrett’s death.

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All season has seen the investigative team at the Iberville Sheriff’s Office get closer and closer to bringing justice to these victims, and now, it may seem that an arrest is on the horizon. Et has your first look as authorities move in on Francise. “All these years, I’ve dreamed of this day,” Sanchez says in the clip.

  • 2/7/2017
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“At first, I was nervous. I didn’t know what to expect and was afraid that we might be portrayed in a bad light,” Major Ronald Herbert, head of the Criminal Investigation Division, tells Et about Discovery Channel’s true-crime docuseries, Killing Fields, coming to his Louisiana Parish to reinvestigate cold cases in the area.

However, his biggest fear turned out to be the exact opposite as the show, now airing season two, has brought extra attention not only to the cold cases, but has shed light on how competent the authorities of Iberville Parish are. The reinvestigation into the two cold cases featured on the show, Herbert says, has demonstrated the importance of the team’s jobs and how far technology has advanced since Curtis “Cochise” Smith went missing in 1991 and later, in 1997, when former Louisiana State University student Eugenie Boisfontaine’s body was first found in nearby swamplands.

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  • 1/31/2017
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At least one unsolved homicide may be solved before the end of Killing Fields season two.

As Detectives Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo get closer to solving the homicide of Curtis “Cochise” Smith, who first went missing in 1991, tensions rise over the safety of a key witness.

Arlene, who was close to the suspect (local businessman Tommy Francise) at the time of Smith’s disappearance, may be the strongest lead the detectives have in connecting Francise with the homicide.

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Despite confessing to killing Smith in self-defense and putting his body in a barrel, authorities were unable to charge Francise without a body. But the remains of a John Doe first discovered in 2005 and Arlene’s testimony just may be the missing pieces Det. Sanchez and St. Angelo need.

But in the sneak peek, getting to Arlene may not be as easy as.

  • 1/24/2017
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Last week on Killing Fields, detectives took an interest in a second cold case when forensic experts started examining the contents of a barrel first found in 2005. Evidence of a 25 to 30-year-old black man could be Curtis “Cochise” Smith, who first went missing in 1991.

Det. Rodie Sanchez, who was originally on the case in 1991, and a team of police decide to take a closer look at the contents of the barrel. Last week, they discovered body imprints in the cement. This week, in Et’s exclusive first look at the episode, they uncover more gruesome details of this “time capsule” that once contained a human body.

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“This is his ear,” Det. Aubrey St. Angelo says in surprise, pointing to a chunk of cement containing the fossilized remains. In addition to the ear, they find hair, pieces of clothing and more materials that could help them.

  • 1/17/2017
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In addition to the unsolved homicide of Eugenie Boisfontaine, Killings Fields is taking a closer look at another cold case: the disappearance of Curtis “Cochise” Smith, a young black man from Iberville Parish, Louisiana, who went missing in 1991.

Interest in the case is reignited when the Louisiana State University Faces lab reveals it has forensic evidence that a 25 to 30-year-old black man was inside a barrel first found in 2005 just a few hours outside Iberville Parish. And Et has your first look at the episode as detectives Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo as well as forensic experts examine the eerie contents of the barrel, including body imprints in the cement.

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“When you see the fact that somebody that was encased in concrete — a human being — and you can see the ridges of the bottoms of their feet molded into the concrete, that’ll.

  • 1/10/2017
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Killing Fields is back for a second season as the detectives continue their work to solve some cold and disturbing cases in rural Louisiana. This real time show follows detectives in Iberville Parish, Louisiana as they investigate real crimes in remote areas, where cases of mysterious deaths often go unsolved for years. Season 2 picks up detectives Rodie Sanchez, Aubrey St. Angelo and the rest of the team continue looking into the 1997 murder of student Eugenie Boisfontaine. They also pickup the case of a body found stuffed into a barrel, one that has a prime suspect who previously diclosed. read more.

  • 1/3/2017
  • by James Wray
  • Monsters and Critics

True crime stories have been all the rage for the past few years, with shows like HBO’s miniseries “The Jinx” and Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” garnering critical and commercial acclaim. Now, the Discovery Channel’s series “Killing Fields” returns for a second season with new leads and new crimes to investigate in the swamplands of Louisiana.

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Co-executive produced by Emmy-winning producer Tom Fontana (“Homicide: Life on the Street”) and Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson (“Diner”), the series follows Sheriff Brett Stassi and Major Ronnie Hebert, and their roster of detectives as they investigate real crimes in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, located just 15 miles from Baton Rouge.

Shot in real time, the series picks up from last season as Rodie Sanchez, Aubrey St. Angelo and the team close in on the.

  • 1/3/2017
  • by Vikram Murthi
  • Indiewire
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Killing Fields is back! And detectives Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo are still hard at work, trying to solve the 1997 homicide of former Louisiana State University student Eugenie Boisfontaine.

Shot in real time, the first season of Discovery Channel’s true-crime docuseries followed Sanchez as he partnered with St. Angelo to finally bring justice to Boisfontaine’s family 20 years later. Unfortunately, despite several breaks in the case, Boisfontaine’s murder remained unsolved by the end of the first six episodes.

“It was definitely a disappointment that we didn’t get further in the first season,” co-executive producer Tom Fontana (Homicide: Life on the Street) tells Et ahead of season two, which premieres Tuesday, Jan. 3. (Watch an exclusive clip from the premiere above.) “But in the second, we pick up the case and things start moving along.”

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  • 1/3/2017
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The second season of the Killing Fields TV show premieres on Discovery Channel Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Watch the Killing Fields season two trailer, and check out the Discovery Channel press release, after the jump.A true crime series, Killing Fields features Sheriff Brett Stassi, Major Ronnie Hebert, and detectives Rodie Sanchez, Aubrey St. Angelo, Lori Morgan, and Jeremy Sanchez, with Leslie Bradford and Brett Stassi, Jr. They investigate real crimes in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, outside Baton Rouge.Read More….

  • 12/23/2016
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Killing Fields is back — and Et has your first look at season two, which returns to the Louisiana swamplands to solve the 1997 homicide of former Louisiana State University student Eugenie Boisfontaine.

While the series — which is filmed in real time — didn’t solve the mystery in its first season, detectives Rodie Sanchez and Aubrey St. Angelo are as determined as ever to bring justice to Boisfontaine’s family.

But within the sprawling area where Boisfontaine’s body was found — known locally as killing fields — there are dozens of unsolved deaths to investigate. And under Sheriff Brett Stassi and Major Ronnie Hebert, the detectives also investigate current crimes, including a terrifying case of a body stuffed inside a barrel. Believing it’s linked to an unsolved disappearance from 26 years ago, Sanchez starts putting all the cases together.

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Could these open investigations lead to.

  • 12/1/2016
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