SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police have identified two people as suspects in the fatal stabbing of an elderly woman at her home in the city's Anderson Island neighborhood.
Authorities say they have warrants to arrest 25-year-old Roy Jemane Narcisse, of Alexandria, and 25-year-old Kiana Deraneka Williams, of Ville Platte, on a charge of second-degree murder.
"Information and evidence collected has led detectives to link both Narcisse and Williams to the crime," police Cpl. Angie Willhite said in a statement.
The Caddo coroner's office says 82-year-old Kathleen Creech Cates is the woman who was fatally stabbed Tuesday night.
Now investigators think Narcisse and Williams may be traveling in Cates's car, which has been stolen.
It is a gold, beige or tan 2005 Honda Accord with Louisiana license plate NKL 858.
The 911 call to Cates' home in the 800 block of East Washington Street came in at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, according to Caddo 911 dispatch records.
Shortly after, 11 police units and representatives of the coroner's office responded.
Police say Cates' daughter found her dead and lying next to her bed.
Cates, who lived alone, reportedly had been stabbed several times in the neck and abdomen and had cuts to one of her arms.
Neighbors remember Cates as a sweet, friendly woman and say they can't imagine why anyone would do this to her.
On Tuesday morning, Cates' neighbor Amy said she noticed a couple doing work in Cates' yard.
The man and woman were in the area at least once or twice a week asking to do work for money, Amy said.
"They were always coming over, knocking on the door wanting to know if they could mow. Sometimes they'd offer to mow for as little as $10. So, apparently, they just needed money."
Amy said she got home Tuesday evening, noticed her neighbor's car was gone and later learned of her stabbing death.
The neighbor, when asked if she thought the couple was capable of doing this to Cates, said: "I wouldn't have thought so at first, but you never know what somebody is capable of."