Wednesday, November 14, 2018
His Name's Kelly Jose/Her Name's Heather Jose: White Couple Give Black Career Criminal Ride Home, End Up Murdered for Their Act of Kindness
The Shreveport Police Department has released the names of the victims found burned in a vehicle on Thursday.
The bodies of Kelly Jose, 43 and Heather Jose, 33 have been preliminary identified as authorities wait for scientific identification results.
Their bodies were found in a burning vehicle on Penick Street on Thursday. Police believed the pair had given a ride to a man earlier in the evening.
Dewayne Willie Watkins, 34, has been charged in connection of the Jose's deaths. He's been booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on a warrant charging him with 2 counts of 2nd-degree murder, according to Shreveport Police Department.
Investigators believe that the couple were murdered after giving a man a ride when they were shopping at Mall St. Vincent.
Watkins was taken into custody following a nearly 6 hour standoff inside a home in Penick Street. According to SPD, Watkins was trying to escape by burrowing through the floor of the home.
Authorities from Caddo and Bossier parishes, Louisiana State Police and the US Marshals assisted in bringing Watkins into custody. His bond's been set at $1 million dollars.
People who say they were friends with the slain couple are sharing their reaction and thoughts to what happened.
Friends from Church At Red River in Shreveport said Heather and Kelly Jose were known for their uplifting spirits and helping people.
"Full of enthusiasm and full of life. And just such a joy and peace about her. And a giving heart, that she'd literally be that person to give the shirt off her back for you," Lori Reed said.
"I wish I had one more chance to look Kelly in the eye and tell him I love you and I know Kelly's spirit's with us and he knows I love him," Paul Ross said.
They said Heather helped in the church's kitchen and they'd give people rides home sometimes after service.
"Some people who come to the church aren't able to get to their homes so she'd take them and Kelly would be in the shot gun seat," Jeff Hart said.
They say they'll miss their joyful personalities the most.
"I'll miss her smile and her encouragement and her love towards me and my family and everybody who knows her, I'll miss her love," Reed said.
"Seeing their faces, seeing the kindness and goodness they give not only to myself, but others," Hart said.
They said they just want the person who did this to turn themselves in.
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