The NOPD arrested Ernest Richardson (DOB: 06-06-85) yesterday in connection with the homicide of his grandmother, 73-year-old Beverly Wilkerson.
Yesterday (March 11) 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, wrapped in plastic.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined the incident to be a homicide, and Richardson was developed as the perpetrator after confessing to the crime.
Anyone with any additional information regarding the incident should contact the NOPD Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.