The story of Eugenie Boisfontaine is one of those bizarre and weird tales we come across every now and then that make us start to wonder what exactly is wrong with the world or the people who live in it. It most times becomes fear-inducing that the everyday people we see walking around us or people simply living in our neighbourhood can be inhumane and capable of inflicting so much pain on others and even their own families.
In Eugenie Boisfontaine’s case, she happened to be one of the attractive women killed between 1992- 1997. Her death was believed to have come as a result of a devastating trauma to her head. Though there have been major speculations as to who committed such a heinous crime, no conclusive or tangible evidence has been found; impressively, her case is still under investigation as there is still a glimmer of hope that the murderer will be brought to justice.
Eugenie Boisfontaine’s Brief Bio
Eugenie Boisfontaine was a 34-year-old woman at the time of her tragic murder. She was actually a student at the time and was last seen alive by an exterminator at her place of residence on the 13th of June 1997 in Baton Rouge. Many clues were initially discovered before her remains where found. First, a frequent jogger discovered Eugenie’s personal effects such as her credit cards and driver’s license close to University Lake.
Disturbingly, a visiting professor at the university found more of her credit cards weirdly arranged in a circle near the same lake. Three days later, after a search party was formed to carry out a proper sweep of the area, Eugenie’s keys were also discovered not too far from where other items were found. Three months later (August 1997), after a long and exhausting search, the local authorities finally found Eugenie Boisfontaine’s body badly decomposed by the Bayou Manchac, south of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a fractured skull. From the investigations carried out, it was speculated that she may have been kidnapped while going about her usually jogging rounds around the university lakes.
Her Husband And Ex-Husband
It has been established that Eugenie Boisfontaine was a married woman before her death but information about her family is quite slim. Nevertheless, the name of her husband/ex-husband is known as Mike Schmidt. Ever since the demise of his wife, Mike has appeared to grieve bitterly even to the point of isolating himself from much of the prying eyes of the public and also refusing to provide the investigative team with his DNA samples.
Though this act was deemed to be quite suspicious, the investigative team still managed to get his samples without his consent or knowledge by following him secretly so they could get his DNA from the handle of his car. The test, however, came out negative. Though he has threatened to sue the investigators for unlawfully obtaining his DNA, he has since asked for privacy and a chance to move on from the experience.
Who Killed Her?
Since Eugenie Boisfontaine lived at 2009 Stanford Ave., an area which was very close to where the similar murder of two other women happened a few years back, the serial killer, Derrick Todd Lee, was the major person suspected to have carried out this crime. As at the time when her body was discovered in 1997, forensic scientists tried to use dental records of Eugenie to see if she bit her attacker or scratched him in any way, unfortunately, no extra DNA was discovered.
In the end, after more than twenty long years since Eugenie’s death, investigations are very much still on to the point that a crime and investigations show called “Killing Fields” has been created about it on Discovery Channel. Interestingly, the reality show features the zealous officer, Rodie Sanchez who came out of retirement seeking to unravel the mystery behind Eugenie’s demise even after so many years has passed. When asked if trails wouldn’t have gone cold after such a long time, he said that though this might be true, there are a good number of sophisticated equipments and technology that can help give more in-depth analysis and revelation about the murder and he has vowed not to give up on the case till his final breath. Let’s hope he can find something tangible in order to afford Eugenie’s family a much-needed closure.