The NOPD is investigating a homicide in the 10200 block of Brookfield Drive.
At around 11:56 a.m., Seventh District officers responded to an unclassified death at the location. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased, elderly female victim inside of a residence. Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined the incident to be a homicide, at which point NOPD Homicide Unit detectives took over the investigation.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
No further information is available at this time.
Homicide Detective Clinton Givens is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.