Michael Dennis Siau

Michael Dennis Siau cold case homicideMichael Dennis Siau, 38, was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. His badly beaten body was found 09/26/85 in Alexandria, Louisiana.1

Michael owned Wizard’s, a hippy-inspired oddity store in Boyce, that sold plants and cassette tapes. He’s a self-described GI brat, a Capitalist, the world’s foremost authority on Stonehenge (although he’d never been due to “political reasons”), a doctoral student at LSU (until they refused to publish his book), and an expert in “magic and superstition – white magic that is.”2

Michael had a disabling disease that affected his arms, shoulders and back. He could not lift his left arm higher than chest level, and often experienced crippling pain.3

He was born in Vallejo, California; at the time of his death he lived at 603 Magellan Pass near Cotile Lake in Boyce. He is survived by parents George and Dolly Siau and brothers William “Bill” Clinton Siau and Mark Clifford Siau. He’s interred at Alexandria National Cemetary.4

Crime Scene

Michael cold caseA jogger discovered the partially nude body of Michael around 7:45 am lying in a ditch along Plantation Drive, near Hot Wells Road.5 Autopsy determined cause of death to be a broken neck and severe beating.6

According to authorities, Michael was last seen alive near the intersection of England Drive and McArthur Drive at around 2:00 am. His truck broke down at Rapides Avenue and McArthur Drive, and he attempted to find friends to help him get it started. They believe the below jewelry was stolen during the crime:7

  • a large silver bracelet, about 1 1/4″ wide, with three large turquoise stones
  • a silver ring with an eagle emblem on each side
  • a gold ring that has a gold cufflink glued to the top of it (similar to a graduation ring)
  • a pear-shaped gold nugget, 1 oz in weight, attached to a gold chain.
  • a yellow-gold Seiko wristwatch
  • a rectangular-shaped belt buckle with a turquoise stone on it


Unafraid to Share Beliefs

Michael Dennis had firm beliefs he frequently shared in “letters to the editor.” Just two months prior to his death, his ‘Do-Gooder Laws’ letter was published. His contempt of the “small group of elite humanitarians that try to dictate policy to the majority in the name of Big-brothers megalomania” was obvious. As was his “most serious concern” with “just who controls the information of voluntary acts of subjugation.”8

Have Information?

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is working to close the Michael Dennis Siau case and bring his killer(s) to justice. If you have information about this crime, please contact:

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office
(318) 473-6727

Crime Stoppers
(318) 443-7867

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  1. Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office: Cold Cases, accessed 08/05/20. []
  2. Alexandria Town Talk: Roadside View-Looking for Wizard’s? How Can You Miss It?, page D2, published 06/21/81. []
  3. Alexandria Town Talk: Sportsman’s Paradise, page 18, published 11/26/82. []
  4. Find A Grave, accessed 08/05/20. []
  5. Crime Stoppers of Cenla, post of 05/29/15. []
  6. Alexandria Town Talk: Metro-Crime Stoppers, page D2, published 07/17/89. []
  7. Alexandria Town Talk: Police Seek Killers Who Stole Jewelry From Murder Victim, page A4, published 01/13/86. []
  8. Alexandria Town Talk: Readers Write-Do Gooder Laws, page 10, published 07/10/85. []

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