An autopsy has confirmed that a woman whose body was found stuffed inside a trash can in Central City on Wednesday was stabbed to death hours before a city building inspector made the gruesome discovery.
Trinece Fedison, 43, died of multiple stab wounds, Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, the Orleans Parish coroner, said Friday.
The building inspector found the woman’s body a little after noon in an alleyway in the 3300 block of Danneel Street.
While surveying an abandoned home, he found the trash can behind a nearby occupied home. The can felt heavier than usual, and he looked inside to find Fedison’s body with her pants down around her legs, Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman, said Wednesday.
The owner of the house behind which the trash can was found told police he did not know how it got there. Neighbors said the area, which is overgrown and hidden from public view, is frequented by vagrants and drug users.
Fedison apparently had not been dead long before she was discovered because her body was not decomposing, Robertson said. She likely was dead no more than 24 hours before being found, Rouse said Friday.
The spot where Fedison was dumped was just around the corner from her home in the 2000 block of Toledano Street.
A pastor who answered the door at Fedison’s home Friday said her family was too distraught to talk to a reporter.
Police have not identified a suspect or motive in the death.
Homicide Detective Bruce Brueggeman is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-5300.
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