Lester J. Rome (April 20, 1926 - c. 1984) was a man whose partial remains were found in a well in 1986.
He was identified on October 18, 2021.
A property owner found Rome when cleaning out an old well on Recknor Road. The property owner discovered a large polyethylene plastic sheet inside the well, which he was planning to use to water livestock, and pulled it up to see what appeared to be part of a body in the water. Police believe that the individual or individuals who dumped the body in the well were familiar with the area, as the well was located on a dirt parish road.
The victim fractured his skull just prior to his death and he had been stabbed twice in the back, possibly with a large hunting knife. He may have received some type of medical treatment prior to his death as a urine cup was found in his possession.
On October 28, 2021, 74-year-old Delwin Avard Sibley was arrested and charged with Rome's murder.
- He had an old injury to his left hip from being shot. He would likely have walked with a limp as a result and probably suffered from chronic pain even though the injury had healed.
- Bridge on the upper right side of his mouth.
- Multiple fillings.
Clothing and accessories
- Blue shirt.
- Blue knit pants.
- Brown belt.
- A light blazer type jacket.
- Sneaker type shoes.
- A key ring with five small keys on it.
- A folding brush/ comb combination.
- A urine cup.
- A small pocket knife.
- A Snoopy night light.