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Arrest in Morehouse Parish Cold Case Murder

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MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office may be one step closer to solving a 2006 cold case murder.

Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs says new information lead to the arrest of 52 year old Renwick Jackson. Tubbs says Jackson was an original suspect in the case. Jackson is now being charged with home invasion and obstruction of justice.

In 2006, Morehouse Sheriff's deputies found the body of 67 year old Mattie Williams dumped in the woods, outside an abandoned house, four miles from Collinston. Earlier that day, deputies found blood smeared on the outside of Williams' house.

We spoke with Williams' daughter, LaShonda Williams on the 2 year anniversary of her mother's death in 2008. She told us through this tragedy she found out just how much her mother meant to her.

Williams says, "I've also learned that life is really hard without your mother, especially when she's your best friend." Family members were leaning on each other to find strength. It was a gruesome crime scene. The inside of Williams' home was covered in blood.

Williams says, "you find that strength somewhere in you, and you look to her for guidance; even though she's not here. You pretty much know what she'd say, and that's how you deal with things."

Ouachita Sheriff's deputies helped detectives collect evidence. Four months later in 2006, a car was found, with blood covering the back seat. No arrest was ever made. Sheriff Tubbs says the case is still under investigation. Jackson is in the Morehouse Parish Jail on a $125,000 bond.

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