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Suspicious Death Questioned


April 29, 2021

Ernest Harper Jr.

The April 14, 2021 death of a Monroe man along Highway165 near the Ouachita Correctional Center has left some wondering if there is more to what is already known. Ernest Harper, Jr. was well known on the south side of Monroe. He was often seen on Wilson Street and around Winnsboro Road; Harper was always seen on South Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Streets too. Those that knew him say it was unusual for him to venture outside of those surroundings. When news of his death was announced (especially where it allegedly happened), it didn't make sense to those who really knew Harper. Harper di...

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