Who Killed the Jeff Davis 8?

An investigation into a real-life True Detective case

Ethan Brown
Jan 31, 2014 · 32 min read

On May 20, 2005, Jerry Jackson, a slim, gentle-voiced African-American retiree, prepared to cast a fishing line from a hulking bridge over the Grand Marais Canal on the outskirts of Jennings in southwest Louisiana. But as he peered down into the muddy rush of water, he spied the outline of a human body.