15-year-old female arrested on murder charges for death of Berwick man

Photo provided by St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 2:57pm

In a joint investigation by St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Berwick Police Department, detectives arrested a 15-year-old juvenile female for her involvement in the death of Willie Francis, 23.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at approximate 11:30 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy patrolling the Bayou Vista area located Francis’s vehicle on Highway 90 with the engine running. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office immediately launched an investigation.

Francis's body was found at around 10:30 a.m. on October 30 along Hwy 182.

Detectives developed the juvenile as a person of interest and through further investigation, identified the juvenile as a suspect in the homicide.

The juvenile was taken into custody on November 5 at 8:25 p.m. for Second-Degree Murder.

The investigation continues.  

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