NEW ORLEANS — Monday night the NOPD released images of the four people believed to have been involved in the fatal carjacking and dragging of 73-year-old Linda Frickey in Mid-City Monday.
Frickey was carjacked outside of Mid-City business was dragged to her death when she got stuck in the vehicle as the car drove off.
The incident occurred near the intersection of North Scott and Bienville in Mid-City around 1:30 p.m.
According to the NOPD, Frickey was leaving a nearby business when four people took her car. Ferguson said the victim, who he described as an elderly woman, was dragged for quite a distance before her body was dislodged from the vehicle.
"Her arm was severed from her body," said NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson.
"The lady was trying to put something in her vehicle, the guy jumped in and kicked her out and she got caught in the wheel well,” an eyewitness told WWL-TV. "I heard screaming, like, 'you're about to die screaming.'"
It was the latest and most horrific in a string of crimes in Mid-City that people say are causing major issues.
“In six months, we’ve gone from some very positive things in Mid-City to… fear,” said Tim Levy of the Greater Mid-City Business Association. “Citizens I talk to, they’re all buying guns.”
Police are still looking for the four suspects who took off in her vehicle. They found the vehicle abandoned about 13 blocks away from the scene.
"Someone knew something before it was going to occur and now that it has occurred, you know that someone knows that information as well," said Ferguson, as he asked for the public's help.
"We should not accept this as the norm. We should not accept the death of a 13-year-old as the norm. We should not accept the death of a bartender, working at his job as the norm."