Hessmer man wanted in connection with murder

NATCHITOCHES, La. (NPSO) - The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s detectives are currently investigating a homicide just south of Natchitoches and actively searching for a person of interest, with assistance from multiple Central Louisiana law enforcement agencies.

On Friday morning, around 11:24 a.m., deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division responded to a welfare concern call in the 200 block of Patrick Road in Point Place, south of Natchitoches.

When deputies arrived at the residence, they located one person dead inside the residence.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office. The name of the victim is currently being withheld.

Detectives are currently looking for the following person of interest in this investigation:

Michael Paul Medina, 49, Hgt/601, Wgt/215, of 550 Babineaux Road, Hessmer, La. who has ties to Alexandria, Pineville and California, is reportedly operating what is believed to be a dark green 2018 Toyota pickup truck bearing La. License# Y284301.

Medina is believed to be armed and considered dangerous.

If you come in contact with this vehicle and subject please notify your nearest law enforcement agency or call 911.

If you have any information contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division at 318-357-7830.

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