June 23, 2010
New Orleans Police Department’s Cold Case Homicide unit Arrests Suspects involved in 2005 Murder
New Orleans, LA - Members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Cold Case Homicide unit are continuing in their pursuit of solving cases and bringing justice to the citizens of this city. Detective DeCynda Barnes from the Cold Case Homicide unit with assistance from the Violent Offenders Warrant Squad arrested 38-year-old Carlnell Davis, 33-year-old David Grace, 21-year-old Marvin Hudson and 37-year-old Leon Parker for the murder of 45-year-old Marcel Trudeau. The offense occurred August 15, 2005, at approximately 4:00 A.M., in the 5600 block ofSaint Roch Avenue.
Superintendent of Police, Ronal Serpas said, “The families of victims need to know that regardless of time, we will continue to pursue any lead to give closure to loved ones and to serve justice”.
According to investigators, the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a call of a minimal house fire. Once the fire was extinguished, they found the victim lying on the floor with apparent trauma to the body and immediately contacted the New Orleans Police Department. Third District Officers arrived on the scene and found the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the course of the follow up investigation, Detective Barnes positively identified Carlnell Davis, David Grace, Marvin Hudson and Leon Parker as persons responsible for the murder and secured arrest warrants.
Arrested for: First Degree Murder and Aggravated Burglary (arrested on 6/21/10 in New Orleans without incident at his home)
Arrested: David Grace (last known address) 2021 Severn Street, Metairie
Arrested for: First Degree Murder and Aggravated Burglary (arrested on 6/21/10 in Metairie without incident at his home)
Arrested: Marvin Hudson (last known address) 3601Tulane Ave, Kenner
Arrested for: First Degree Murder and Aggravated Burglary (arrested on 6/21/10 in New Orleans without incident, Hudson was on Federal work release)
Arrested: Leon Parker (last known address) 3020 Houma Blvd, Metairie
Arrested for: First Degree Murder and Aggravated Burglary (arrested on 6/22/10 in New Orleans without incident after he surrendered to authorities)
Officer Janssen Valencia