As reported earlier this week, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of Alex Rubio, 18 of Gonzales. Rubio’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in New River Canal on Cornerview Road near Gonzales City limits.

According to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, the autopsy and subsequent investigation revealed that Rubio had been shot twice by a small caliber handgun to the head.

Investigators learned that Rubio was last seen by his family Sunday evening. Through the course of numerous interviews it was discovered that during the late hours of Sunday night, Rubio was riding in a vehicle with two acquaintances identified as 18 year old Jamar Jones of Gonzales and 18 year old Kevin Ross, also of Gonzales. It was while riding in the vehicle that Rubio was shot by both Jones and Ross. Rubio’s body was later dumped in New River Canal, where he was eventually found by a passing motorist on Tuesday.

Coincidently, Jamar Jones was arrested by the Gonzales Police Department on the same day Rubio’s body was found. Jones was charged with the unrelated crimes of illegal carry of a weapon and possession of marijuana. The handgun Jones was arrested with is consistent with the same type used in the murder of Alex Rubio. Jones also faces charges of stealing a vehicle in Gonzales last Friday night and later burning the vehicle in Darrow, on Sunday.

Jamar Jones, 18 of 1126 S. Park Avenue Gonzales, La. is currently being held in the Ascension Parish Jail where he is now charged with 1st Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice. No bond has been set. Additional charges are forthcoming. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Kevin Ross, 18 of Gonzales; a warrant for his arrest has been obtained for 1st Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kevin Ross or information about this case are urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621- 4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or  Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP(7867). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.