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UPDATE: Woman wanted in homicide investigation arrested

New Iberia Police
Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 17:36:44-05

A Broussard woman has been arrested and booked in connection with the disappearance of Deja Cummings.

Cassidy Linch, 21, was booked into the Iberia Parish jail on a warrant accusing her of Accessory after the Fact to First Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice, records show.

Two other arrests have been made in connection with skeletal remains found near Cherokee Park in New Iberia.

23-year-old Xavier Andrews and 24-year-old Dwayne Alfred of New Iberia were both booked on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and obstruction of justice.

While the remains have not been positively identified, police say they believe they could be that of Cummings who went missing in October 2021.

When police received tips on the possible whereabouts of Cummings it led to the discovery of the skeletal remains near Cherokee Park. The park is located on the corner of Wysteria and Cherokee Streets.

The remains will be identified in a few weeks, police said.
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