Detectives are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead inside a townhouse New Year's Day.
According to Capt. John Sharp of the Walker Police Department, the victim was found dead by a family member at the Village Mason Townhomes on Village Drive in Walker.
Sharp said the incident was quite a shock.
"Certainly a poor way to start out the year," Sharp explained. "Walker is a very quiet community and we don't typically have crimes like this. It's been several years since we had a homicide and it's very disappointing to have to start the year off with something like this."
The victim's name has not been released.
Police said the entrance of the complex is monitored by surveillance cameras and investigators are reviewing that video to identify a possible suspect.
Anyone with information about the murder is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.
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