Slain Louisiana Pinay may have planned to leave husband, friend says

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A close friend of Indra Marie Jones revealed that the 36-year old may have had plans to leave her husband, Avery, who shot her to death on Tuesday, at their home in Opelousas, Louisiana.

“There have been problems regarding their relationship but the details, she didn’t disclose to us, her friends. She just asked help from us if she could stay with us for the meantime, while she was looking for a place to live,” said Catherine Miller.

Miller said her friend never got the chance to move on with her life. She said, “The next thing we know, she’s gone. She passed away. It was too late. It was too late for her to leave.”

The St. Landry Sheriff’s Department confirmed that prior to Tuesday’s double shooting, officers had been called to the Jones’ home multiple times last year, because of fights and arguments. Indra Marie and Avery have no children of their own.

In the midst of their grief, a Go Fund Me account has been set up for Indra Marie so her remains can be brought back home to Cebu, Philippines, her hometown. So far, more than $6,000 have been raised. The goal is to raise at least $10,000.

It’s a shame, Miller said, that it had to end this way. She said Indra Marie wanted to do more for her family back home.

She shared, “She worked at a gas station, and whatever she earned, she would send it back to the Philippines. At the same time, she went to school at Louisiana State University – Eunice campus as a respiratory therapy student. Her aspiration was to bring her mother, her parents over here just like everyone else.”

Miller is now the legal representative of Jones. She said her family in Cebu is devastated because Indra Marie was back home visiting, just a few weeks ago. Now, they just to see her back — no matter how tragic it all ended.

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