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Victim in Youngsville homicide identified as suspect’s sister

Posted at 9:00 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 22:41:32-05

UPDATE: The suspect in today’s homicide in Youngsville has been identified by police as James Aaron Malloy.

Police identified the victim as Libby Nicole Malloy, who, according to Chief Rickey Boudreaux, was the suspect’s sister.

The investigation began after police found a woman, who was said to be 35-years-old, dead inside a home on Vermilion Circle.

The woman was later identified as Libby Malloy.

According to Chief Boudreaux, the suspect, later identified as James Malloy, was found naked at the home.

Police say James attacked his sister.

The incident happened early Wednesday morning and it may have been domestic-related, according to investigators.

The suspect is said to have lived with the victim.

James will be booked with second-degree murder.

The investigation is ongoing.

KATC Investigates uncovered James has a documented history of mental illness.

In 2016, he was arrested for disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and battery on police officers.

As part of that case, James underwent two sanity evaluations.

According to court documents, both evaluations found James was bipolar and had a history of alcohol and substance abuse.

The evaluation said James needed mental health treatment.

Scene at Vermilion Circle
The scene at Vermilion Circle in Youngsville / Courtesy of Ortiz Montanes