UPDATE: New Iberia woman allegedly murdered by boyfriend identified


IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY)– The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 38-year-old Stephanie Worley.

The investigation is ongoing.

Worley’s family has made the following statement concerning her death: “Thank you for your prayers, we are all heart broken. Stephanie was a great girl, like the rest of us , had her ups and downs. But by far, she did not deserve this. She has left behind 3 young beautiful boys , that don’t understand why mommy is not coming back. It pains me to see our dad going through this, none of us deserve this endless pain.”

ORIGINAL: Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a man in connection to the death of his girlfriend.

Officials say around 10 p.m. on March 7, 2020,deputies responded to a home in the 5400 block of Norris Road in reference to a possible murder.

They say, once they arrived, a 38-year-old woman was found dead in a camper trailer. The victim’s boyfriend, 59-year-old Luis Valdez, was taken into custody at the scene. 

According to officials, witnesses said that the couple had been fighting during the day. Deputies say they found evidence of the disturbance inside and outside the home. 

Investigators arrested and booked Valdez into the Iberia Parish Jail on one count of 2nd Degree Murder. 

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.  This is an ongoing investigation.  

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