A man was arrested by New Orleans police on Saturday the 10th of June in relation to the fatal stabbing of a homeless woman. The innocent victim was found close to her tent beneath the Pontchartrain Expressway.
The woman’s body was found at 5:45 a.m. after which the police made the arrest just hours later. The suspect was identified as 49-year-old Jules Williams by the police authorities. The suspect has a criminal record, records indicate that Williams was sentenced to five years in prison in 2012 for attempted distribution of cocaine.
The Police, who are yet to identify the stabbing victim, revealed that they were called to a medical emergency and found her with multiple stab wounds in an area frequented by homeless people.
After a short while, uniformed officers were seen parked and talking with people near another area where homeless people camp out. The Police did not issue any additional information on how they identified Williams' as a suspect.
There are some developed cities that fence off areas under expressways so as to provide the homeless a safer place to spend the evening. Mounted security cameras survey the site as routine police visits or security are conducted in the enclosed area. However, that was not the case in New Orleans.