The story of Eugenie Boisfontaine is one of those bizarre and strange stories that we encounter again and again and that makes us start to wonder what exactly is wrong with the world or the people who live in it. Most of the time it is anxiety-ridden that the everyday people we see walking around us, or the people who simply live in our neighborhood, can be inhumane and capable of inflicting so much pain on others and even their own families.
In the case of Eugenie Boisfontaine, she happened to be one of the attractive women killed between 1992 and 1997. Her death was believed to have been the result of devastating head trauma. Although there has been much speculation as to who might have 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 killer 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 Baton Rouge residence on June 13, 1997. Many clues were first discovered before her remains were found. Initially, a frequent jogger discovered Eugenie’s personal items such as her credit cards and driver’s license near the University Lake.
Disturbingly, a visiting professor at the university found more of her credit cards strangely arranged in a circle near the same lake. Three days later, after a search party had been formed and thoroughly combed the area, Eugenie’s keys were also discovered not too far from the spot where other items were found. Three months later (August 1997), after a long and arduous search, the local authorities finally found the body of Eugenie Boisfontaine, who was severely decomposed from Bayou Manchac, south of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a fractured skull. Based on the investigations conducted, it was speculated that she may have been abducted while she was taking her usual jogging laps 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 scarce. Nevertheless, the name of her husband/ex-husband is known as Mike Schmidt. Since the death of his wife, Mike seems to be in such bitter mourning that he is, even so, cut off from the prying eyes of the public and refuses to provide his DNA samples to the investigating team.
Although this act was considered quite suspicious, the investigation team still managed to get his samples without his consent or knowledge by secretly following him to extract his DNA from the handle of his car. However, the test turned out negative. Although he threatened to sue the investigators for the illegal acquisition of his DNA, he has since asked for privacy and the opportunity to leave this experience behind.
Who Killed Her?
Since Eugenie Boisfontaine lived on Stanford Ave. in 2009, an area very close to where the similar murder of two other women took place a few years ago, serial killer Derrick Todd Lee was the prime suspect in the crime. As at the time of the discovery of her body in 1997, forensic examiners tried to determine whether she had bitten or scratched her attacker in any way based on Eugenie’s dental records, but unfortunately, no additional DNA was found.
In the end, after more than twenty long years since Eugenie’s death, the investigation is still so far advanced that a crime and investigation show called “Killing Fields” was created on the Discovery Channel about it. Interestingly, the reality show features the eager officer Rodie Sanchez returning from retirement and trying to solve the mystery of Eugene’s demise even after so many years have passed. Asked if the trail hadn’t gone cold after so long, he said that while it might be true, there is a whole range of sophisticated equipment and technology that can help to analyze and uncover the murder more thoroughly, and he has vowed not to give up the case until his last breath. Let’s hope that he can find something solid to give Eugenie’s family a much-needed closure.