Vernon Parish cold case reopened on 17-year anniversary of New Llano woman's 2002 murder

On September 11, 2002, 19-year-old Alicia Carver was found brutally beaten in New Llano. |...
On September 11, 2002, 19-year-old Alicia Carver was found brutally beaten in New Llano. | Photo Source: KALB(KALB)
Published: Sep. 11, 2019 at 7:20 PM CDT
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The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Department Cold Case unit is reopening the 2002 beating death of Alicia “Allie” Rose Carver, 19, in New Llano. Barbara Ivey, 14, was also attacked and survived.

On the night of September 11, 2002, the New Llano Police Department got a call from a house on Lake Street, less than half a mile away.

Law enforcement discovered a gruesome scene in one of the bedrooms. The young women had been brutally beaten. Carver was dead. Ivey was treated at a hospital for critical head injuries but survived.

Witnesses at the scene indicated that the two women were at home that evening alone with a male family member who was asleep in a separate room of the residence.

Detectives learned that Barbara Ivey’s mother returned home that night to find the two women severely injured.

Detectives processed the scene and immediately began interviewing witnesses and associates of the two women.

The male family member who was asleep within the home indicated that he was not awakened by anything until his girlfriend returned home and came into the room screaming his name.

The male family member was cooperative with investigators during the investigation.

Further examination of Allie Carver’s body indicated that she had been the victim of a brutal attack and suffered horrific injuries to her face and skull. The pathologist noted that Carver’s death was caused by blunt force injuries to the head.

This crime scene was one of the most brutal ever witnessed by many law enforcement officers within Vernon Parish.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, marks the 17th anniversary of the brutal murder of Carver and the attempted murder of Ivey.

The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office has reopened this case and cold case Detectives will be reviewing all of the case documentation and re-interviewing subjects associated with the case.

VPSO asks that anyone with any information regarding the murder of Carver to contact the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office at


or Detective Jerry Twyman or Detective Rhonda Jordan at



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