Metairie Murder Victim And Suspect ID'd

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Officials are identifying a woman who was found dead inside a Metairie apartment on Monday afternoon and the man suspected of killing her.

Jefferson Parish deputies conducting a welfare check at the apartment on North Upland Street found the body of 56-year-old Janell Ferrara. She had been shot to death.

Also on Monday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol arrested 62-year-old John Pearson, identified as Ferrara's boyfriend.

Pearson reportedly admitted he had shot and killed Ferrara, and then fled to Mississippi.

He's jailed in Pike County.

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