Just before 9:30 a.m. on August 30, 2014, members of the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Uniform Patrol Division were dispatched to 28065 S. Satsuma Rd in Livingston in reference to a deceased person.
Upon arrival at the above address, Deputies observed the body of a white female – now identified as 47-year old Joy Messina of 28065 S. Satsuma Rd in Livingston – unresponsive on the living room floor. From the condition of the body, it was determined Messina was the victim of a homicide. Cut marks – from what is believed to be a knife or other sharp object – were observed on Messina's lower abdomen and
Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and Investigators with the Livingston Parish Coroner's Office were notified and dispatched to the scene. The crime scene was reviewed and neighbors were interviewed.
Through the investigation, it was learned 27-year old Caleb Lee Lejeune had been living with Messina for several weeks. He was not at the residence when Deputies arrived. He did, however, drive by the
scene in his vehicle.
Lejeune was stopped on S. Satsuma Rd near Spring Ranch Rd. Detectives were able to interview
Lejeune, at which time – he admitted to killing Messina.
Lejeune is in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. He is currently charged with one count of Second Degree Murder.
This is an ongoing investigation. Other charges are possible.