GRETNA, La. (WGNO) — A Jefferson Parish cold case is finally closed after arrests were made 31 years later.
On Jan. 6, 2022, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations requested the help of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations and the New Orleans Field Office to assist with an investigation into the 1992 homicide of an infant.
The crime dates back to April 17, 1992, when the body of a female infant was discovered in a garbage bag in Picayune, Mississippi. The Picayune Police Department led the beginning investigations where evidence later revealed a link to Gretna, Louisiana.
An autopsy report listed the cause of death as perinatal asphyxia due to smothering.
Years later, in August 2021, the case was reopened due to advanced technology identifying DNA profiles and fingerprints from preserved evidence. Further investigation identified the infant’s parents as Andrew Carriere, 50, and Inga Johansen Carriere, 50.
The two were reportedly living in Louisiana at the time of death, deputies said. An arrest warrant was issued for both. Andrew was arrested in Galliano and Inga was arrested at her home in Avondale.
Both are now booked in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on a charge of first-degree murder.