Sheriff seeks public’s help to identify killer

Published 11:02 am Friday, March 4, 2022

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On Thursday evening, a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy responded to the Pub Lounge on South Columbia Street in Bogalusa and discovered the owner, Marl Wayne Smith, had been murdered, according to WPSO Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Haley.

In addition, the ATM machine inside the business had been destroyed and all money taken, Haley said.

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal asks the public’s help to identify the suspected murderer. Any person with information about this murder is asked to call Detective Captain Tom Anderson at 985-661-2024. Callers may remain anonymous.

“Please look closely at this picture and help us identify this cold-blooded killer so we can put him in jail where he belongs,” Seal said. “He must be brought to justice!”