HAMMOND, La. – Authorities announced the arrest of a man in connection with a murder in Loranger.

Deputies said Brian Gregory Anthony II, 30, was arrested and charged with the murder of 27-year-old Heather Cox.

Cox was found dead early Tuesday morning on Briarpatch Cemetary Road. Deputies said she was shot once in the upper torso.

Investigators also found a 2006 Nissan Sentra, which had been set on fire on Highway 1054 in Independence.

Detectives said the car was linked to Cox’s death.

Anthony II faces numerous charges, including second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and arson.