VILLE PLATTE — The grandson of a Ville Platte woman found dead Monday morning was taken into custody for questioning, although he has not been named a suspect in the 80-year-old’s slaying, authorities said.
Christopher B. Goodley, 21, surrendered to police around noon Monday after he was found hiding in an abandoned trailer at the corner of East Jefferson and Laran Streets, State Police spokesman Brooks David said.
Goodley was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on an outstanding warrant for theft, David said.
A farmer found Delsy Williams’ body Monday morning near the corner of Aswell Lane and La. 1161, or Pine Point Road — about 2 miles from her Abraham Avenue home in Kennedy Subdivision, David said.
Investigators are saying Williams was murdered, but they are not releasing how she was killed.
State Police began investigating Williams’ disappearance as a homicide at the behest of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Williams’ family reported her missing about 8 p.m. Saturday after repeated attempts to contact her at home, David said.
Goodley was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Oct. 31, 2013, after serving almost two years for felony theft and simple burglary convictions in Evangeline Parish, state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Pam Laborde said.
Editor’s Note: This story was changed Nov. 3, 2014, to correct the day Christopher B. Goodley was released from prison. He was released on Oct. 31, 2013, not on Friday.