Detectives suspect foul play in missing teacher case

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 5:58pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives suspect foul play in the case of the missing teacher. Detectives say physical evidence obtained from the residence supports those suspicions. Sylviane Lozada,51, was reported missing on the 18th.

Detectives also say that her husband, Oscar Lozada, bought multiple five-gallon buckets with lids and well as multiple bags of Quickcrete concrete mix. That was on July 6th. Detectives have not been able to locate the buckets or the mix.

Detectives initially believed that Sylviane had last contacted her family in Belgium on July 11th. They now believe that date is closer to July 5th. Her husband and daughter left the United States on July 9th and were scheduled to return around July 14th. They have not returned yet. During the past week, spokesperson, Casey Hicks, says detectives have been unable to get in touch with Oscar.

Detectives also have reason to believe that Sylviane may have used her husband's bright yellow Xterra on July 5th or 6th. Deputies are asking anyone that remembers seeing that vehicle during that time period to please contact the Sheriff's office at (225)389-5000 or call CrimeStoppers anonymously at (225) 344-STOP.


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