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A 34-year-old New Orleans man has been arrested in the Sept. 29 slayings of a couple in Lafayette.

John Christopher McGraw was located Friday in Marrero by the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force and has been booked in Lafayette on two counts of first-degree murder, Lafayette Police Department spokesman Cpl. Karl Ratcliff said in a news release Monday.

Larry Brown, 45, of Lafayette, and 49 year-old Madrona Brown, 49, of New Orleans, were discovered about 9 p.m. Sept. 29 near the IHOP restaurant in the 3200 block of NE Evangeline Thruway. Police said they were shot to death.