Sheriff Bobby Guidroz Release: “On May 9, 2017, our detectives section was notified by LaSalle Correctional Center that inmate Phillip Foster Lafleur had passed a note to one their guards stating he wanted to talk to a detective from St. Landry Parish. The letter was about the disappearance of Dale Lafleur missing since 2011.”
Detectives arrived at the correctional center and advised Phillip Lafleur his rights. Lafleur then gave a full confession on audio and video confessing to the killing of Dale Lafleur using his fist and other objects. Phillip Lafleur stated he wanted some money from his Great-Uncle but he was delaying giving him the money. After the killing, Lafleur stated he drove Dale’s car into the Atchafalaya River just across from Krotz Springs with Dale seat belted in the passenger seat. Search efforts are currently underway to locate the missing body and vehicle by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team.
Phillip Lafleur is currently incarcerated for the 2016 murder of Eunice resident, Akeem Ceasar. The Eunice Police Department recovered the body of Ceasar in February 2016 in a wooded area and later confirmed he died of a gunshot wound. The investigation led to the arrest of Phillip Lafleur and Candice Vidrine. Lafleur confessed to the murder of Ceasar in February of 2016.
Sheriff Gudiroz added “The case of Dale Lafleur was aired on Crime Stoppers and detectives were continuing to follow leads but if not for the arrest by the Eunice Police Department for the Ceasar murder, this missing person case now a homicide case might never had been solved.”
On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Major Eddie Thibodeaux.