The NOPD is investigating a homicide by cutting that occurred last night (September 16) in the Fifth District.
Fifth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by cutting in the 4100 block of North Derbigny Street, at or around 11:26 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 52-year-old female victim outside of the residence by the sidewalk, suffering from apparent multiple stab wounds to the body. The victim was pronounced dead on scene by EMS via a medical doctor.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine an official cause of death and release the victim’s name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detective Nickolas Davis is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.