Woman, 76, found in shallow grave; son, 44, arrested

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PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say the body of a missing 76-year-old woman was found in a shallow grave, and her 44-year-old son has been arrested.

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office says Louis Moore Jr. was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Joann Moore.

News agencies report that her body was recovered late Saturday near the Moores’ home in a Port Allen trailer park.

Neighbors tell The Advocate that Joanne Moore doted on her son. Roosevelt Dunn says that Louis Moore also was always close to his mother, and did whatever she needed.

Police say neighbors last saw Joanne Moore about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Moore’s bond hadn’t been set Sunday.

It was not clear whether he had an attorney who could speak for him.

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