BCPD: Ex-boyfriend arrested in slaying of Benton woman found at Shreveport duck pond

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Bossier City police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a Benton woman whose body was found at the Duck Pond on E. Kings Highway Friday morning.

Gabriel Combs, 21, is charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in the slaying of 22-year-old Katherine Parker. Police say Combs is Parker’s ex-boyfriend, and they believe he drove from home in Shreveport to meet her in Bossier City sometime overnight, killed her at the North Bossier Park, and dumped her body at the duck pond.

According to BCPD, officers patrolling the area noticed an abandoned vehicle at the North Bossier Park on Old Brownlee Road around 2 a.m. Friday. When they looked more closely, they found a “large amount of blood” outside the vehicle. Detectives were called to the scene to begin processing the scene and officers began searching for the driver or occupants.

In the course of that investigation and with the help of Shreveport police, Bossier City detectives found her body at the duck pond Friday morning and developed Combs as a person of interest in the case. Warrants were issued for his arrest after investigators searched his home and vehicle.

Police say bond on the warrants has been set at $760,000.

Lee Whittington and Anna Williams are parents to four children and they visit both parks regularly. They say finding out the news was disheartening.

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