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Sheterica Brewer's family didn't know her alleged killer

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- The Alexandria Police Department has made an arrest in the murder of Sheterica Brewer. 

Monday night, police charged 23-year-old Brad Edward Jeansonne with one count of 2nd degree murder. 

News Channel 5's Brooke Buford spoke with Brewer's family. They say they were surprised to hear this man's name because they say they don't know him at all.

"When they said they found someone, the whole family stopped breathing," said Carmesha Leach, Sheterica Brewer's cousin. "When they said this guy's name, we were all dumbfounded. Like, okay, who is this guy?"

Sheterica Brewer's family got some answers Monday to questions that have haunted them for days. But, they say they still have plenty more to ask.

"Did he think about her children?" said Leach. "Did he even think about his own children when he did this to her?"

23-year-old Brad Jeansonne is charged with second degree murder in Sheterica Brewer's death.

Brewer went missing on May 30. Her car was found burned outside of her uncle's house in Alexandria. A few days later, her body was found.

But, police won't say where she was found, how she died or what the motive was. 

"I got on Facebook to look at this guy and thought, no way, who are you?" said Leach. "I'm still asking that question. Who are you and why?"

News Channel 5 is learning more about the suspect as the case unfolds. We've confirmed through the National Guard that Jeansonne is what they call a "traditional guardsman" and that he works part-time and is assigned to the military police unit at Camp Beauregard.

Brewer's family says they're anxious to know more about the man and why police say he did it. But, they say, they can rest easier knowing that he's behind bars.

"Everywhere I looked, I'm at the gas station thinking, is this the person who did this?" said Leach. "We do sleep a little better knowing that our prayers were answered."

The Alexandria Police Department said they would not be commenting on the arrest beyond the press release issued Tuesday.

Jeansonne is being held on $1,000,000 bond as the investigation continues.
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