ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. (WDSU) —
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Lacombe man following a death that happened at his residence earlier this year.
John Jacob Jenkins was arrested Tuesday at his place of employment and was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of second-degree murder and one count of sexual abuse of an animal.
According to the sheriff, on Oct. 7, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call in reference to a medical emergency at a residence on Lake Road in Lacombe.
Emergency medical personnel also responded to the residence and attempted to revive an unresponsive white female, later identified as Jennifer DeBlonde Jacob, but were unsuccessful, according to the police report.
On Oct. 8, the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on her body.
A ruling on cause and manner of death was deferred at that time, pending the results of toxicology. Those results, which were made known to the Sheriff’s Office in late November, showed traces of narcotics in her system at the time of her death.
During the course of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for John Jacob Jenkins’ residence.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, items taken were electronic devices containing pornographic images of human beings engaging in sexual contact with animals.
On Dec. 3, the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office ruled the cause of death of Jennifer DeBlonde Jacob as poly-substance drug toxicity and the manner of death as homicide, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of John Jacob Jenkins, according to the police report.