Reward Offered in Murder Case

Updated: May 7, 2020

There is a $30,000 award being offered for tips on a Chambers County murder case.  On Thursday, March 19, at around 8:00 a.m. deputies of the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office were called to a house on F.M. 562, in the Double Bayou area of Chambers County. A man was found dead in the yard at that location. He was identified as Scott R. Privat, age 50. Chambers Co. investigators said the victim had been murdered outside his residence at that location. An autopsy completed by the Jefferson County Medical Examiner confirmed the cause of Scott Privat’s death to be a gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation revealed Scott Privat had possibly confronted suspects at his home, or could have been drawn outside and then ambushed. There was evidence that more than one weapon had been fired, and there are possibly multiple suspects involved. A homicide team consisting of detectives from the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Rangers, and Chambers Co. District Attorney Investigators has been assembled and is following all possible leads.

The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information related to this murder. Chambers County Crime Stoppers is offering a $30,000.00 CASH REWARD for information which leads to the arrest and indictment, of the individual and/or individuals involved in the murder of Scott Privat and such information is sufficient to warrant a conviction under the laws of the State of Texas.  If you have any information regarding this case, please call Crimestoppers at 844-860-8477 or the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500. Any callers can remain anonymous.  

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