The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Marshals, has arrested 19-year-old Jody W. Vital of Broussard in connection to the murder of Javion Batiste. Vital was charged with second-degree murder, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault.
Additionally, Vital had existing warrants from the Broussard City Police Department and the New Iberia Police Department. Back on July 21, 2023, deputies discovered the body of 19-year-old Javion Batiste in a sugarcane field in Iberia Parish.
Vital is currently being held at the Iberia Parish Jail with a bond set at $3 million. The investigation into this case is still ongoing.