Man admits to killing Louisiana couple, leads police to their bodies

Louisiana News

Photo of Kevin Buckley, courtesy of TPSO

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Kentwood resident faces two counts of first-degree murder after he admitted to killing a couple and told police where their bodies were, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities arrested 34-year-old Kevin Buckley on Friday for allegedly killing 54-year-old Iva Jane Travis and 55-year-old Lewis “Payton” Travis.

The couple, whom Travis lived with at their Hwy. 440 residence, was reported missing on Tuesday, and no one had seen or heard from them since Valentine’s Day, according to TPSO.

After interviewing the couple’s friends and family members, detectives contacted Buckley, who reportedly confessed to the slayings.

The investigation is ongoing, and TPSO will release more details as they become available, according to TPSO Chief James Travis.


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