BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating after a woman was beaten to death Thursday.

Police said Melinda Reed, 66, was beaten in the 3500 block of Riverway Drive. She was taken to the hospital but died due to multiple injuries to her head and face, police said.

According to the police, Denise Law, 37, was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Law was charged with first-degree murder.

If anyone has information about this incident, contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867 or make a tip online.

This is a developing story.