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Louisiana guardsman arrested for murder

Jun. 11, 2014 - 01:46PM   |  
Brad Edward Jeansonne
Brad Edward Jeansonne (Courtesy)
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ALEXANDRIA, LA. — Alexandria Police officers have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the death of 27-year-old Sheterica Brewer, whose body was found June 1 after she was reported missing two days earlier by her family.

Brad Edward Jeansonne, a Louisiana National Guard soldier from Alexandria, was arrested on Monday and was charged with second-degree murder, Alexandria Police reported. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

A joint investigation by the Alexandria Police and the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force led detectives to Jeansonne, but authorities are not releasing a motive or the manner of death.

Brewer was reported missing May 30 when she did not report to work and her family members could not find her. Police later found her car in the Duhon Lane area. It had been burned.

Brewer’s body was sent for an autopsy, but officials haven’t released a cause of death yet.

Alexandria Police officers also are investigating the May 9 death of Alexandria resident Pamela Carnahan, but they aren’t seeing a connection to the Brewer case.

“This investigation is ongoing, and no other details are being released at this time,” reads a statement from city police.“At this time, all evidence indicates that the death of Sheterica Brewer and the May 9th, 2014, death investigation of Pamela Carnahan are not related.”

A Facebook page for Jeansonne indicates he is a Military Police officer with the Louisiana National Guard. It also indicates he is married and the father of a 1-year-old.

National Guard spokesperson Lt. Col. Mike Kazmierzak confirmed that Jeansonne was a “traditional guardsman” — meaning part-time — who was assigned to the Military Police unit.

Jeansonne has been placed on an administrative hold, pending the facts surrounding the case.

Kazmierzak said Jeansonne’s status with the Louisiana National Guard does not depend on whether he’s convicted.

“It really depends on the facts,” he said. “It’s not necessarily tied to conviction.”

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