- Associated Press - Friday, March 13, 2015

D’IERVILLE, Miss. (AP) - An unsolved triple homicide in D’Iberville is featured in this week’s FBI podcast and police said the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit is looking at the 2011 case.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1xjqmLM ) the FBI also has released a new detail in hopes the public can help solve the fatal stabbings. The bodies of three family members were found dead Dec. 5, 2011, in their home.

Rong Chen and his wife, Mei Rong Li, both 40, were killed, as was her sister, 53-year-old Mei Jin Li. They and the couple’s four school-age children lived a couple of blocks from Chinese Happiness, a restaurant the well-liked couple owned and operated on Central Avenue.

Their youngest child, then 8, returned home from school and found them dead. The child ran to a business for help.

“It was a very gruesome crime scene,” FBI Special Agent James M. Burton Jr. said in the podcast interview. “Now we have these four children who were orphaned.”



The FBI has released information about a small vehicle seen parked behind the family’s vehicle the morning of the killings. The vehicle was possibly a light-gray two-door car, and its hood was raised.

Burton said the family had ties across the United States. The investigation isn’t limited to South Mississippi.

“So this could go from California to Mississippi to Georgia to New York,” Burton said.

The podcast is a weekly series called “Wanted by the FBI.”

D’Iberville Police Capt. Terry Hines said his department welcomes the FBI’s help.

Hines said he’s never stopped working on the case, and the local investigation has led police to New York and China. Burton was involved in the case in the beginning and has stepped back in, he said.

“I really want to get some closure for this family and the community,” Hines said.

The FBI’s BAU offers an added resource in solving the slayings, he said.

The couple’s children were taken into state custody.

“The children are doing fine,” Hines said, “but they want to understand what happened.”

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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