UPDATE: Metairie man wanted for murder, found dead in Houston hotel room

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5/23 UPDATE: A Metairie man wanted for killing a woman near River Road has been found dead in a hotel room in Houston.

Larry Richardson Jr. fled New Orleans in a 2020 Toyota Camry after allegedly committing the murder in the 3400 block of Mole Cottage Street on Friday night

While an investigation by the Houston Police Department is underway, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office report says Richardson’s death appears to be a suicide.  

Suspects vehicle in the shooting death of a woman near River Road on Friday, May 21, 2021 (Photo: JPSO)

5/22 UPDATE: The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in homicide of a woman near River Road on Friday night.

JPSO detectives are searching for 40-year-old Larry Richardson of Metairie, La.

Richardson is wanted for Second-Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice related to the homicide of a woman on Mole Cottage Street.

Richardson was last driving a silver 2020 Toyota Camry (shown above) bearing Louisiana license plate ‘275DJG’ and is possibly headed toward Houston.

Larry Richardson (Photo: JPSO)

The suspect is a black male, standing approximately 5-foot-10 tall and weighing 160 pounds. 

METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a homicide that occurred in the 3400 block of Mole Cottage Street near River Road on Friday night.

Just prior to 7 p.m., JPSO deputies responded to call of a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

There is no further information at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call JPSO at 504-364-5300 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-903-STOP.

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