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Search on for 2nd suspect in Natchitoches murder

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Christopher "Lil Ward" Kelly, 20 (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office) Christopher "Lil Ward" Kelly, 20 (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)
Joseph "Monster" Besant III, 35 (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office) Joseph "Monster" Besant III, 35 (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)
NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's detectives are searching for a second suspect in the parish's first homicide of 2013.

Detectives say 20-year-old Christopher Kelly, also known as "Lil Ward" or "JoJo Ward", is a suspect in the murder of 32-year-old Derrick Howard. Howard's body was discovered by a couple traveling on the Old River Road just north of Natchez on April 7th.

35-year-old Joseph Besant III of Natchitoches, also known as "Monster," is charged with one count of second degree murder in Howard's death.

Detectives say Kelly is 5', about 155 lbs. with tattoos on both hands and his right forearm. Kelly's last known address was in the 1400 block of Georgia Ann Street in Natchitoches.

Detectives say Kelly should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on Kelly's whereabouts, call the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office at 318-352-6432 or NSPO Criminal Investigations Division at 318-357-7832.

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