1978 murder in Jesuit Bend tied to roving serial killer
A teenage girl murdered in Jesuit Bend in 1978 was likely killed by one of the busiest serial killers in American history.
Karleen Jones, known affectionately as Muttie to friends and family, was in the eighth grade at Our Lady of Perpetual Help when she disappeared on Nov. 23, 1978. Her body was discovered the next day near the levee by the intersection of Highways 23 and
11. She had been strangled. And although it received little to no media coverage at the time, her death shook the community.
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