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May 20, 2010 7:38 AM

Suspect arrested in slaying of woman

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) State police say a suspect in the May 11 death of 18-year-old Elizabeth Fontenot of Ville Platte has been arrested.

Trooper Stephen Hammons tells The Advocate that 34-year-old Ordesto M. Toussaint of Ville Platte was arrested Wednesday and booked with second-degree murder.

Hammons said Fontenot was beaten to death. He says a passing school bus driver found her body about 3 miles south of Ville Platte.

Authorities also discovered a burned green Mustang about 2 miles away. Officials say the vehicle was registered to Fontenot's mother.

It was not immediately known whether Toussaint has an attorney.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com

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