Man accused in 2008 cold case of strangled woman
NEW IBERIA - The Iberia Parish sheriff says a 60-year-old man arrested in Missouri is the suspect in a 2008 murder of a 61-year-old woman strangled in her New Iberia home.
A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for Keith Leleux in connection with the death of Judy Landry, found strangled on July 1, 2008.
Sheriff Louis Ackal told The Daily Iberian that he's pleased with the arrest. "I still go to bed thinking about this case."
Leleux was arrested Nov. 20 in Forsyth, Missouri, and charged with second-degree domestic assault in an unrelated case, according to the Taney County sheriff. An arrest warrant for Leleux was issued Monday after an Iberia Parish detective went to Missouri and interviewed the suspect. He awaits extradition to Louisiana.
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