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Houston Voice, No. 999, December 17, 1999 - File 011. 1999-12-17. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/223/show/200.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 999, December 17, 1999
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date December 17, 1999
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript 10 NEWS DECEMBER 17, 1999 • HOUSTON VOICE Police looking for jewelry in New Orleans murder case by MELINDA SHELTON NEW ORLEANS—Almost a month after friends discovered the body of LSU professor David Sexton in his comfortable Bayou St. John home, police still have no solid leads in the puzzling case.' Sexton, 51, was found Nov. 22 just inside his front door, stabbed at least 16 times by a perpetrator police believe may have been injured in a struggle with Sexton. There were no signs of forced entry into Sexton's Hagan Avenue home, but police now say they believe several pieces of jewelry are missing from Sexton's home. Also missing are Sexton's wallet and keys, although his car was found in his driveway. Police released a photograph of bracelets similar to that Sexton and a friend, Steve Loria, bought on a trip to Greece in September. The photograph shows several bracelets with distinctive Greek designs in multi-toned metals. Police also released the drawing of an ornate cross that is missing from Sexton's home. The cross hung on a rope chain and may have a circular design similar to a crown of thorns, although friends could not say for sure, said New Orleans Police Department Det. Tim Allen. "We've had no new developments in the case," Allen said, "We're hoping someone will see this jewelry and maybe remember seeing someone wearing something similar. or trying to sell it. And maybe a pawn shop owner will recognize it and remember who tried to sell it or did sell it." The grisly murder of Sexton, a distinguished scholar and researcher in early childhood development at the LSU Health Sciences Center, has left police, family and friends baffled. Following an autopsy, Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Frank Minyard determined that Sexton died sometime after 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 20. He said Sexton suffered long, deep gashes to his arms, suggesting that he attempted to fend off his attacker. Minyard also said he believes Sexton was killed "by someone who knew Sexton and who he let in his house [or] possibly returned with to his home. This was not a random murder." Loria and another friend, Randy Scott, were the last known people to have seen Sexton before the murder. The trio went to dinner and a play on Friday, Nov. 19, and ended the evening with cocktails at the Friendly Bar, a small, neighborhood establishment in the Marigny. Afterwards, Sexton dropped the two off at their homes near his at about 1 a.m., and Loria said he assumed Sexton was turning in for the night. When Sexton failed to appear at a meeting that Monday morning, Nov. 22, a colleague first repeatedly called and then went to Sexton's home. When she found three days of newspapers on the porch, saw his car in the driveway, but still got no answer at the door, she called Loria. Loria and Scott retrieved a set of extra house keys, unlocked a security gate, and found bloodied footprints on the porch. When they unlocked the front door, they found .Sexton's body on the other side in a pool of blood. Loria described his friend of a dozen years as tall, 6-3, and physically fit. "He must have put up quite a struggle," he told IMPACT News. Police fanned out across the Marigny and into the French Quarter, targeting gay bars Sexton occasionally frequented. Allen said that thus far no one remembers seeing Sexton after he dropped off Loria and Scott. Authorities initially released limited information about the perpetrator, saying it was possible he was injured. "We think he may have been injured in the course of the struggle," Allen said. He said the person could have had cuts or scratches to the face, head, neck and arms, and may have gone "underground" for a few days after the attack or may have been seen wearing bandages. By releasing new information about the bracelets and cross, Allen said police hope to develop leads to a suspect. Sexton was a researcher and professor in the School of Allied Health Professions at New Orleans police released a drawing of an ornate cross that is missing from David Sexton's home. The cross hung on a rope chain and may have a circular design similar to a crown of thorns. Sexton was murdered Nov. 22. LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He was co-director of the Early Intervention Institute at the center's Human Development Center, and once served as head of the UNO special education department, friends said. He was nationally recognized as an expert in early childhood development and was president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division of Early Childhood. Oan Antonio is a special place during thc holidays. It's transformed into an exotic mix of festive charm and extraordinary hospitality. Virtually something new and different to enjoy every day and night. The Plaza San Antonio clearly captures this spirit. You'll appreciate our attentive, 4 Diamond service. 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