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Update: Arrest made in Monroe murder case

Posted: Updated: May 1, 2013 11:03 PM
Police Press Conference // photo by: Ty Russell Police Press Conference // photo by: Ty Russell
Arrested: Louis Alexander // Photo by OPSO Arrested: Louis Alexander // Photo by OPSO
Source: Monroe Police Dept. Source: Monroe Police Dept.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 11:15 P.M.

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Monroe man is in jail Wednesday, accused of raping a woman and then killing her. Police say 40-year-old Louis Alexander confessed to the crimes.

Last month, the body of 48-year-old Deenen Harris was found in an alley on the 500-Block of Desiard Street. Investigators say Alexander and Harris were living at the Desiard Street shelter at the time. Police believe the motive behind the murder was sexually related and they also say their job isn't done just yet.

"This particular case here, as usual the detectives and the investigator bureau will do all follow-ups and any new leads they possibly come up with. They will do the job of not leaving any stone unturned," Sgt. Mark Johnson said. 

Alexander is charged with aggravated rape and battery along with second degree murder. He's being held on a $1 million bond.

UPDATE:

Monroe Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of Deneen Harris. At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, police announced Louis Alexander confessed to the April murder.

Harris' body was found outside a business in the 500 block of Desiard Street in Monroe.

Alexander is charged with 2nd degree murder and aggravated rape. His bond is set at one million dollars. Police say Harris has relatives in Morehouse Parish.

KNOE's Ty Russell was at the news conference and will have updates here at KNOE.COM and LIVE reports on KNOE 8 News at 5p and 6p.

Previous Report:

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police will hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss what they call major developments in a homicide case.

In early May, the body of a female was found in an alley in the 500 block of Desiard Street near a business. The victim was thought to be about 40-years old.

At the time, the body was sent to Little Rock for examination and identification. She was later identified as Deneen Harris.

Monroe Police will hold a news conference at 3:00 P.M. at the front steps of the Monroe Police Department. KNOE 8 News will be there and will have updates on KNOE.COM, on our KNOE Facebook page and live reports at 5p and 6p on KNOE 8 News.

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