BRPD investigating discovery of body near Mississippi River

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 31-year-old Raemel Richardson was shot and killed on Wednesday, March 17.

According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, “Richardson’s body was found yesterday along the shoreline of the Mississippi River in St. James Parish.”

Investigators determined that Richardson’s boyfriend is a suspect in this case.

EBRSO says, “detectives believe that Richardson and her boyfriend, Jonathan Bryant, 31, of 2022 North Lobdell Blvd. had a verbal argument that led to Bryant shooting Richardson.”

31-year-old Jonathan Bryant is behind bars in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison facing these charges:

  • 2nd Degree Murder
  • Illegal Use of Weapon

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