HARVEY, La. – The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in connection with a body found at a funeral home on the West Bank, according to Col. John Fortunato.
Alfred Scott, 29, of Marrero, was arrested and charged with one count of second degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Noah Stout, according to Fortunato.
Deputies were called to Mothe Funeral Home in the 2100 block of the Westbank Expressway Tuesday after a body was found. The man appeared to be dead for several days and was severely decomposed. The victim was identified as Stout and he was missing personal items, including his cellphone, according to the sheriff’s office.
Intiatlly it was Stout’s death was thought to be from natural causes, but he had been stabbed, the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office determined, according to the JPSO.
Scott was identified by investigators as someone who had information regarding Stouts’s death, according to Fortunato. When detectives went to a home in Marrero where Scott was staying, he was found hiding in an attic by detectives.
Scott confessed to killing Stout under questioning, saying he stabbed Stout around Aug. 28. Scott said he met Stout at a Harvey bar, and he stabbed him multiple times after an argument and struggle at his apartment, according to the JPSO.
Scott admitted taking Stout’s belongings and his vehicle, which he drove to Algiers and set on fire, according to the JPSO.