Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found in the trunk of her burned out car in New Orleans East in June.
On June 21, Lindsay Nichols, 31, was found in the trunk of her car when firefighters and police responded to a car fire at the intersection of Lake Forest and Michoud boulevards. The coroner later determined that she had been shot multiple times.
Thayon Samson, 30, was arrested and booked with one count of second-degree murder Monday. Samson was arrested for Nichols’ murder.
According to police, a witness saw Samson standing behind Nichols’ burned car, and cell phone records and DNA evidence link him to the victim.
Samson’s bail was set at $2.5 million dollars in magistrate court Tuesday.
Nichols, a Des Allmands native and a mother, had recently returned back to the area from Texas, where she traveled to work as a timekeeper for a construction company. Her mother said she had just moved into a new place and went out to a New Orleans East bar with friends Saturday night to celebrate.
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