VILLE PLATTE — Christopher Goodley has been booked on a count of first-degree murder in the death of his 80-year-old grandmother, Delsy Williams, whose body was found last week in a field off La. 1161.
Goodley, 21, of Ville Platte, was already being held in Evangeline Parish jail on an outstanding warrant for theft in an unrelated case.
It’s unclear when Goodley was rebooked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on both the murder count and a count of simple robbery in the case involving his grandmother.
Law enforcement officials with access to booking records were on holiday Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day, and officials with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office did not return requests last week for information.
Goodley was questioned Nov. 3 in Williams’ death and arrested the same day on the outstanding warrant for theft.
State, parish and city law enforcement officers found Goodley in an abandoned trailer at the corner of East Jefferson and Laran streets just hours after a farmer found his grandmother’s body near Aswell Lane and La. 1161 — about two miles from her Abraham Avenue home in Kennedy Subdivision.
Authorities have not released information on how she was killed.
State Police began investigating Williams’ disappearance as a homicide Nov. 2, the day after family members reported her missing.
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.
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