Jacqueline Tarsa LeBaron: FBI seeks polygamist’s daughter in connection with Texas killings

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Jacqueline Tarsa LeBaron, the daughter of the late polygamist leader Ervil LeBaron, is now one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives in Houston.

The FBI says LeBaron was involved in a series of crimes that occurred in the Texas area.

On June 27, 1988, four people were murdered simultaneously in Houston and Irving, Texas by members of the LeBaron family, the FBI alleges.

Ervil LeBaron started his own polygamous sect in 1972. The sect was called the Church of the Lamb of God (CLG).

In 1972, Ervil LeBaron was convicted and imprisoned for ordering his followers to murder his brother for breaking CLG commandments, the FBI says.

The FBI alleges that on June 27, 1988, three CLG followers were murdered by LeBaron family members, for breaking CLG commandments and for choosing to leave the church. Also murdered was a victim’s 8-year-old daughter, because she was a witness to her father’s murder, the bureau says.


During Ervil LeBaron’s incarceration and after his death in prison, many of his 54 children, including Jacqueline Tarsa LeBaron, continued to carry out their father’s teachings, the FBI says.

Jacqueline Tarsa LeBaron remains a fugitive and is charged with numerous crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

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The Salt Lake Tribune, USA
Aug. 12, 2006
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