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The Dead 2012

All reports are taken from the NOLA.COM website collection of news stories and a map/database compiled from reports by The Times-Picayune. Readers who can positively identify an “unidentified victim” or have other corrections please leave that information in the comments section or contact me directly: markfolse@rocketmail.com with the word Victims in the subject line. Where I indicate the victim was never publicly identified, that means their name was never published on NOLA.COM. If you can identify a victim, please leave a comment.

This list will be published incomplete as I finish each month. Please come back if you are looking for someone not yet listed.

Friends and family are encouraged to leave memorial comments. May God have mercy on their and all our souls.


“Despite a violent Friday night in New Orleans during which two people were killed and eight were wounded, [Police Chief Ronal] Serpas said, “It’s good to see that our new special events strategy for the city during big tourism weekends is working in both the downtown area and in our residential neighborhoods’.”

A 49-year-old man also died after he was shot just after 2 a.m. Jan. 18 outside a home in the 7800 block of South Coronet Court in eastern New Orleans. The victim was not identified on NOLA.com

Someone shot Joseph Harris, 28, of New Orleans shortly after midnight Jan. 18 in the 2200 block of North Roman Street.


For more than a year, it’s been a standard, if controversial, practice of the New Orleans Police Department in the wake of a murder: A news release goes out with some boilerplate details, sometimes naming the deceased, but always listing his or her criminal record. The point, according to NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas, is to show that the city’s murder epidemic largely involves criminals — on both sides of the gun. But critics have said it’s unseemly, adding to the grief of bereaved families and blaming victims for their own demise before the facts are even known…
So the department was presented with a sticky situation Wednesday, when Harry “Mike” Ainsworth, 44, was murdered in Algiers Point while trying to interrupt a carjacking in progress. Ainsworth, whose young children sat with him as he drew his final breaths, was widely described as a standup guy: a contractor and a religious man who volunteered with a citizens’ support group for police.

He also had a criminal record…This afternoon, the NOPD issued another release, this one following its usual format — with a few twists. It announced that the FBI was assisting in this probe, and then heaped praise on Ainsworth, noting that he helped to paint and repair the 8th District station. It closed with a recitation of his record, which includes arrests for distribution of marijuana, distribution of LSD and several other offenses, dating to the late 1980s.







1. tiki7000 - March 14, 2015

R.I.P Paul Deron “Ditty” Nichols…from yo lovin brother Tiki…9thw/d niggas all day…love you forever my round
Dec 1, 1980-Feb 17, 2012


The Typist - March 14, 2015

Thank you for commenting. Its why the list is here,


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