NEW ORLEANS - Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Archie Jefferson's wife, Sandra Peters Jefferson, died of injuries sustained from a violent incident in their home.
Around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Archie Jefferson, brother of former Congressman William Jefferson, found his wife, 58, in a pool of blood in an upstairs bedroom of their Broadmoor residence at 3400 South Broad St.
She had suffered trauma to the head, according to the NOPD, and was rushed to LSU Interim Hospital after her husband called 911.
Initially it appeared that she had a gunshot wound to the head, but after further medical examination, it was discovered that she received blunt trauma.
The case has been elevated from an aggravated assault case to a homicide investigation.
"We've questioned a lot of people including Mr. Jefferson and we'll continue to question anybody we think who can give us information to help solve this crime," said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (504) 822-1111.