EBRSO arrests man in connection to female body found on Victoria Drive

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Authorities arrested a man Saturday wanted in connection to the murder of a 42-year-old woman found dead in a wooded areas off Victoria Drive Tuesday evening.

Detectives said they found the body of Angel Stevens-Malik, 42, in a wooded area around the 3700 block of Victoria Drive. Authorities said the victim was found without clothes, partially covered with a blanket and bound with rope. 

Detectives sent the physical evidence to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Analysts were able to extract DNA evidence from the victim's fingernails and the rope that matched a man in the database with a violent history.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for 56-year-old Andre Thomas. He is booked for one charge of second-degree murder.

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