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Second person arrested after body found in trunk of burned-out car in St. Gabriel

4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago Thursday, March 21 2024 Mar 21, 2024 March 21, 2024 9:49 PM March 21, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. GABRIEL - Three weeks after the body of a Prairieville man was found in the trunk of a burned-out car in St. Gabriel, police arrested two men they believe to be responsible.

Carlos Burgos, 58, was arrested Wednesday in the Feb. 29 death of Jarrous Mitchell, 28. Additionally, police announced arrested Nahun Contreras of Livingston Parish Thursday.

Mitchell was found dead Feb. 29 in a car left at 4445 Point Clair Road, Crews from the St. Gabriel Police and the East Iberville Parish Fire departments found Mitchell's body in the trunk.

Both Burgos and Contreras are accused of second-degree murder, arson, and obstruction of justice.

St. Gabriel Police, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office, Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office and members of the 18th Judicial District Attorney's office are continuing to investigate.

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