Suspect arrested in Laurel Street 2009 cold case homicide

O’Neil Wesley
O’Neil Wesley(Harrison County Sheriff’s Department)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 10:06 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2021 at 9:55 AM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (APD) - Alexandria Police have made an arrest in a cold case that occurred on May 8, 2009, in the 3100 block of Laurel Street. Detective Tanner Dryden has been investigating the case and on June 22, 2021, developed enough probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant.

The suspect was located and arrested in Gulfport, Ms., by Gulfport Police Detectives. O’Neil Wesley, 31, of Gulfport Ms., has been charged with first degree murder.

APD says the suspect was 19 at the time. The victim was 3 years old.

This is an ongoing investigation.

If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the detective division at 318-449-5099.

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