Search for Missing Family Ends with Arrest for Murder

class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-46861″ src=”” alt=”matthew_dotson” width=”171″ height=”225″ />The search for a missing Vernon Parish family ends with a boyfriend being arrested for murder.  Vernon deputies arrested Matthew Dotson at his mother’s home in new Llano.

The bodies of the mom, Misty Marshall, and one of her three children, 9-year-old Day-Min, a son, were found Thursday in separate locations.  Two children were found to be okay shortly after a missing-persons search was launched for the family.  Family members said the mom and three children had not been seen since thanksgiving.

Sheriff Sam Craft says additional charges against Dotson are pending.

He’s described as the father of two-year-old Zinlee Dotson, who along with 14-year-old Jasmine Moses are the surviving children.

Deputies say Misty’s body was found in a wooded area near new Llano, and the 9-year-old was found  near the home where he was living with his family.

KLAX ABC 31 News 12/19/15