A Louisiana woman claims she found a victim unresponsive in her car, but now police say an autopsy revealed the victim died from homicide and the woman is facing murder charges.
Around 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 6, police were called to the parking lot at an apartment complex in Marrero, Louisiana, for a report of an unresponsive woman, according to authorities.
At the scene, police said they talked to 26-year-old Marian Williams, who said she was sleeping inside the car with another woman. Williams woke up and tried to wake the other woman, but was unable to do so.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and she was later pronounced dead, police said.
On Jan. 7, officials said an autopsy was conducted. Evidence collected at the autopsy, including injuries to the woman’s neck, caused her death to be ruled a homicide, WWL-TV reported.
A warrant was issued for Williams’ arrest and she turned herself in to detectives. She was booked into jail and charged with second-degree murder, officials said.