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Teen girl arrested in St. Mary murder

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago November 06, 2013 Nov 6, 2013 Wednesday, November 06 2013 November 06, 2013 10:12 AM in News
Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

BERWICK - Authorities arrested a 15-year-old girl in the murder of Willie Francis, a man reported missing in St. Mary Parish before he was found shot to death last week.

Deputies said a joint investigation involving St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office and the Berwick Police Department led to the arrest Tuesday night. The teen was arrested for second-degree murder, but not identified.

Sheriff's deuties found Fancis's vehicle on Oct. 29 while patrolling the Bayou Vista area. They said it had been abandoned, but the engine was still running.

The next morning, investigators said a body was found along Highway 182. The St. Mary Parish Coroner identified it as 23-year-old Willie Francis of Bayou Vista.

News 2 will have more information on this arrest as it becomes available.

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