A woman who reached out to help another find the killer or her son now finds herself in a similar situation. In July of 2012, Harold Defils was murdered outside of Mon Ami Tavern in Jeanerette. The family searched for leads, but with no answers, they found themselves frustrated. A gut feeling and a kind heart lead Alzina Dural to reach out to Harold's mother, Rochelle Bell Defils on Facebook.
"I 'friended' Rochelle because I started seeing a lot of pictures of her son and wanted to do something to help her, " said Alzina.
The two never met before, but Alzina paid for a billboard located on US-90 in New Iberia. Harold's picture was displayed for all who passed to see, as was captioned by the words 'do you know who killed me?'
A few months later, Wendell Hines was arrested and charged with second degree murder in Harold's case.
"We knew the Iberia (Parish) Sheriff's Office was doing everything they could and they worked hard, but Rochelle said to me 'Miss Alzina, it was the billboard,'" Alzina said.
As Rochelle was finding the answers she desperately needed, Alzina found herself in a similar situation asking similar questions about the gruesome murder of her nephew. Twenty-three-year old Craig Dural's body was found lying in the middle of West Willow Street inside the city limits of Scott on the morning of July 5th; he died as the results of a gunshot wound.
"I don't sleep. I haven't slept since they found his body," said Craig's mother, Paula.
Dominique Alexander, Craig's fiance and mother of his son and daughter, said "It sickens me. Whoever did it could be out there to hurt somebody else."
Alzina decided to follow her gut once more; this time experiencing the pain of a loved one's murder as she paid for a billboard with Craig's face. The billboard, located on South West Willow street just blocks away from where he was discovered. Alzina said anonymous tips to police that could come from this billboard might lead to closure for her, as it once did for Rochelle.
"It's just heart wrenching to know that someone is capable of doing this and thinking they can get away with it."
The Scott Police Department is still looking for a vehicle of interest in the case; a light colored Chevrolet SUV 2000 or newer model. If you have any information on the murder of Craig Dural, you are asked to call 233-3715 or Crimestoppers at 232-TIPS.