JEFFERSON, La. -- Deputies have booked a Baton Rouge man in the murder of two Metairie residents after they found him driving the stolen car of one of the victims.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said Melvin Miller, 20, faces two counts of second-degree murder.
Deputies found the "badly decomposed bodies" on Feb. 14 at an apartment in the 2200 block of Edenborn, Fortunato said.
Fortunato identified the victims as Metairie residents 36-year-old Morris Williams and 33-year-old Akeen Boudreaux.
Detectives found Miller in Baton Rouge while investigating a domestic disturbance. Miller was driving Morris Williams' stolen silver Pontiac and had Williams' computer and cellphone.
Cell phone records show that Miller was in New Orleans at the time of the murders, Fortunato said.
Miller is being held in the East Baton Rouge Jail.