DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities arrested a 61-year-old man in the killing of his girlfriend, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday.

Jerry Miller, of 30718 Dunn Road in Denham Springs, is being held in the death of Judy Ballard Posey, 57, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Miller was booked with second-degree murder and second-degree battery, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

While investigating a missing person report Sunday morning, deputies found the woman’s body outside of a Dunn Road residence, deputies said.

A domestic dispute occurred the night before, Posey left their residence on foot, and she collapsed a short distance away, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Miller was being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center in lieu of $450,000 bail, deputies reported.