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Suspect charged with murder in stabbing death of pregnant woman

6 years 9 months 1 week ago Wednesday, September 13 2017 Sep 13, 2017 September 13, 2017 5:17 PM September 13, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: This morning the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office along with the assistance from  the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office have located Mark Trimble in the Loreauville area. A short time after, Toni Trimble Thomas of Breaux Bridge was located in the Bayou Fuselier area. 

Thomas has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree feticide.

Mark Trimble has been identified as the victim's boyfriend. He has since been released from custody.

Original story:

ARNAUDVILLE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking two individuals after a 24-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday evening.

According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home in the 1100 block of Courtableau Hwy. in Arnaudville around 5:30 p.m. in reference to an unresponsive female.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered the victim, Ashley Nicole Meche, 24, who was eight months pregnant, dead as a result of a homicide, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating Mark Trimble, 29, of Catahoula, and Toni Trimble, 32, of Catahoula. Both are wanted for questioning in connection with the homicide.

They were last seen leaving the residence at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two individuals is asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office at (337) 394-3071.

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