FBI Searches Home of KKK Leader Accused of murder

Court Hearings Held For Accused Accomplices
November 14 2008

BOGALUSA, La.
New Orleans FBI agents searched Friday at the home of a suspected Bogalusa Ku Klux Klan leader accused of killing an Oklahoma woman Cynthia Lynch during an initiation ceremony.

At the same time, the last two suspects accused of trying to cover up the crime had court hearings.

Federal, state and local authorities are leaving no stone unturned, as FBI agents returned to Bogalusa to continue the investigation into alleged KKK activity.

The sun was barely up Friday morning when FBI agents descended on the compound at 1616 Louisiana Ave. in Bogalusa. It’s the home that suspected KKK leader and accused killer Raymond “Chuck” Foster, 44, had rented for the past five years from a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Department lieutenant.

For several hours, investigators did just what the FBI had promised: work closely with local law enforcement to determine if any federal laws have been broken. A number of boxes and envelopes were loaded up, and agents left the house with what appeared to be an oven in the back of a pickup truck.

From there, they sat down with the Bogalusa police chief.”I (haven’t) seen it nor read about any kind of activity that even associates to that particular incident like that happened recently,” said Bogalusa Police Chief Jerry Agnew. “We’re going to team up with the FBI.

Any assistance that we can offer them, we’re going to that. So in the near future, if they need us they will call us.

“Meanwhile, the last two of seven people charged with obstruction of justice for trying to cover up the murder of 43-year-old Cynthia Lynch had hearings Friday morning in the St. Tammany Parish jail.

Shane Foster, 21, and Frank Stafford, 20, are both being held on $500,000 bond. The accused shooter, Raymond Foster, is being held without bond.

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