A 52-year-old Baton Rouge man faces a count of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 25-year-old woman whose body was found Saturday amid burning brush on Spanish Town Road.
Kim Powell, of 3765 Topeka St., was arrested Wednesday night in the death of Courtney Lee, of 2533 Madison Ave. Powell was booked Thursday into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Firefighters responding to the brush fire in the 1000 block of Spanish Town Road around 3:30 p.m. Saturday found the body of Lee.
East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William "Beau" Clark on Tuesday confirmed that Lee died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Police declined to provide any additional information, including about whether the victim and suspect knew each other, whether a possible motive has been determined, and whether Powell is accused of burning Lee's body in addition to ending her life.
Court records show Powell does not have a criminal history beyond a traffic violation.
Baton Rouge firefighters responding to a brush fire on Spanish Town Road found the body of a woman whom on Sunday police identified Courtney Lee.