Arrests made in 2008 homicide

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 5, 2010


LAPLACE – Authorities in St. John Parish arrested two men Thursday for their alleged involvement in the April 2008 murder of a LaPlace woman.

Michael Carson, 38, of LaPlace and Anthony Montecino, 31, who has no established address, were taken into custody in connection with the murder of Tiffany Blythe, said Capt. Dane Clement, public information officer for the St. John Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sheriff’s Office reports, on April 9, 2008, Blythe’s body was found under a mattress in the 100 block of Madeline Court by firefighters who were called to the scene to extinguish a brush fire in the area.

Clement said through the course of the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for Carson and Montecino’s arrests. He said all three parties were acquainted but would not elaborate further.

Both suspects are being held at the St. John Parish Sherman Walker Correctional Center.