Grand Isle woman stabbed to death in front of one-year-old son
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the Saturday stabbing death of a woman on Grand Isle that took place in front of the victim's one-year-old son.
JPSO received a call from Grand Isle police about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, regarding the incident near Cypress Lane and LA Hwy 1.
Police say a Grand Isle resident witnessed the stabbing on the beach and notified authorities. The female victim was stabbed multiple times, and was pronounced dead on the scene.
The suspect fled after stabbing the woman. Shortly after, Grand Isle Police, assisted by JPSO, captured 28-year-old Randy Paul Marcel of Chauvin, La. Investigators say that Chauvin and the victim had been dating for about five years.
Police say witnesses watched the two having a verbal argument which led to the stabbing. The victim's one-year-old son was on the beach during the time of the incident. The child will be placed in the care of the state.
The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family members. Marcel will be booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.