Man arrested in Metairie murder extradited to Jefferson parish


Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 18 at 5:33 PM

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METAIRIE, La. – According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Pedro Alberto Monterosso-Navas, the man wanted for second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend in Metairie Sunday, was extradited to Jefferson Parish Friday afternoon.

Monterosso-Navas was arrested Monday in Texas. 

JPSO sent out a release early Monday morning indicating that Monterosso-Navas, also known as Wilson Rigoberto Mena, who was wanted for second degree murder in death of his girlfriend, 24-year-old Heidi Monroy, had been arrested in a trailer park in Katy, Texas.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office said Monday morning that Monroy died from blunt force trauma to the head.

All three of Monterosso-Navas' children were with him at the time of his arrest, and are reportedly fine and are now in the custody of Texas authorities.

Investigators were told of a phone conversation that took place early Monday morning between Monterosso-Navas' child and a female friend who was staying in Katy, Texas.

The mother of that child called the JPSO 911 Center, which ultimately led to Monterroso-Navas' arrest in Texas Monday morning.


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