Louisiana woman found dead of stab wounds
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been found stabbed to death in her home and her niece has been arrested in connection to the alleged crime.
Slidell Police say officers conducted a welfare check Monday and found a woman with multiple injuries and her car missing from her home.
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston on Tuesday identified the victim as 65-year-old Dianne Bercy. Preston ruled the manner of death to be a homicide and the cause to be from multiple stab wounds.
Investigators identified a person of interest in the case as 39-year-old Kenya Despenza, the victim’s niece.
Despenza was found with Bercy’s car and faces a theft charge and an unrelated failure to appear attachment.
No arrest has been made in reference to the homicide.
The investigation is ongoing.