A double murder at a Baton Rouge motel has stumped investigators for the past 10 months. Police are lucky they are not investigating a third murder after an eerie encounter a couple weeks later.
The murders happened at the Fountain Motel on Airline Highway, just south of Woman's Hospital. The parking lot is full most nights and the rooms are full of guests. The same can be said for the night of June 4, 2009. In one of the rooms were Kristen Broussard and Kirk Isaac. They were supposed to have left earlier that day.
"Management had concerns for a couple of guests in one of the rooms that had not checked out at their check out time," said Detective Philip Chapman with the Baton Rouge Police Department.
When police arrived and got into the room, they found them both lying on the bed shot to death. Police believe someone somehow got into the room without forcing their way in, shot them both and slipped back out, leaving the door locked from the inside.
"They just recently became a couple, trying to start a new life, recently became members of a church in Baton Rouge, really trying to live the right way," Chapman added.
And then, there is what happened two weeks later. A man staying at the same hotel in the same room was jolted awake from a sound sleep because he had an eerie feeling there was someone in the room with him. He threw a pillow in the direction of the bathroom, where he thought he saw movement. There was nothing.
He got up and walked over. Suddenly, out of the corner of his eye, a man was standing five feet from him. They struggled, the intruder got out the front door and the "would be victim" chased him down Airline Highway toward the Broadmoor neighborhood.
"Without jumping to conclusions, the odds that two people would enter the same room in the same manner, it's very slim. We obviously want to locate that person," said Chapman.
Police need your help, before whoever it is decides it is time to try it a third time. If you have any information that could help detectives with this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.