D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - It's been nearly four years since a gruesome triple murder in D'Iberville, and the case still has not been solved. But the D'Iberville police and the FBI haven't given up.
On October 5, 2011, 40-year-old Chen Rong, his wife, 40-year-old Mei Gong Li were stabbed to death in their home on Seymour Avenue. The woman's older sister, 53-year-old Mei Jing Li, was also killed in the home. The couple owned restaurant called Chinese Happiness.
Capt. Terry Hines with the D'Iberville Police Department is hoping cold case will warm up again soon. "It's just one of those things where we just decided it's time to come out and see we can refresh everybody's memory and get some more information," he said. "We've sent it across the country hoping that we can get some new information on this case."
In fact, the investigation has spread to Atlanta, New York and even China, where a person of interest is residing. The FBI is working with Chinese authorities to track him down.
It's the same person of interest held originally by federal authorities on immigration charges. There was enough evidence to hold him for the crime, and he was eventually deported.
Hines has been working with the FBI since the beginning of the case. Special Agent James Burton recently posted a podcast called "Wanted by the FBI", to give the investigation an extra boost. "What we are looking for is help from someone who can provide some information that might help us get these children some answers, get them some peace," Burton says in that podcast.
"It's very frustrating," Hines added. "You want to find closure for the children and the community and to make whoever did this horrendous crime pay for what they did. Any leads we can get from the community could be the piece of information that makes that puzzle go together and help us solve this crime."
If you have any information, you're asked to call the FBI or the D'Iberville Police Department at 228-396-4252.