The St. Helena Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect in the death of Shakie Peters, a transgender woman who was found dead in a rural part of the parish last month.
Deputies arrested Lynette Muse on Friday and booked her on second-degree murder. No motive has been released.
The body of a transgender woman was found in rural St. Helena Parish Wednesday afternoon, and police are investigating the incident as a homicide.
Peters, 32, was found off Opal Bennett Road near Amite. She is one of two transgender women killed in the East Baton Rouge area in July.
Authorities said more arrests are pending.