Police in Louisiana helped capture a man wanted in New York City for stabbing his father 46 times and then dumping the body on the street in a plastic bag.
On Oct. 20, Gretna police officers pulled over an F-150 pickup truck and noted the driver, Joseph Adams, 26, was acting extremely nervous. As a result, WWL reported, the officers ran a registration check and learned the New York Police Department had issued a hold on Adams’ vehicle because it was allegedly connected to a homicide.
Officers searched the truck and allegedly discovered drug paraphernalia and a loaded gun.
On Oct. 16, four days prior to the traffic stop in Louisiana, authorities said, Adams, a felon previously convicted for rape and illegal possession of a firearm, allegedly attempted to get rid of the body of his fatally stabbed father, 49-year-old Christopher Adams, in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
Police believe he allegedly put the decomposing corpse in a comforter and black trash bag, wrapped it in duct tape, and then left it with trash on the street before fleeing the city, WABC-TV reported.
The suspect was extradited from Louisiana to New York, where he was arraigned on Nov. 19 on charges of murder, concealment of a human corpse, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a weapon.
Investigators reportedly have not determined a possible motive for the murder.