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Woman booked with murder in death of 81-year-old man

Posted at 11:29 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 12:29:48-04

Rapides Parish Sheriff's deputies have booked an Elizabeth woman with murder in connection with the death of an 81-year-old man.

Kristina Nichole Hoffpauir, 31, was booked with first-degree murder. She remains in the Rapides Parish Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Hoffpauir is accused in connection with the death of Sherwood Emanuel Doyle, 81, also of Elizabeth.

Deputies were called to a home on Chester West Road and found Doyle's body. Foul play was suspected, and detectives began an investigation. They identified Hoffpauir as an acquaintance of Doyle's and a suspect in his death. They obtained a warrant and arrested her, a spokesman said.