Suspect identified in death of missing Minden man

Daniel Merritt
Daniel Merritt(Family)
Published: May. 8, 2023 at 6:39 PM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2023 at 4:44 PM CDT
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MINDEN, La. (KSLA) — The man accused of killing a man from Minden who had been reported missing has now been identified.

Authorities are looking for Cedric Stephens in connection with the death of Daniel Merritt, 26.

WANTED: Cedric Stephens
WANTED: Cedric Stephens(Webster Parish Journal)

Merritt’s body was found Sunday afternoon (May 7) buried in a wooded area off Auction Barn Road, Deputy Chief Tokia Harrison said.

The discovery was made by family members who were out searching for Merritt. He was reported as missing May 2.

There’s the possibility of more warrants to come, Harrison said.

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