Person of interest in custody in Walker man's death

WALKER, LA (WAFB) - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they call a "primary person of interest" in the death of a Walker man.

Joshua M. Mitchell, 23, was arrested on an outstanding warrant Friday afternoon at a home on Walker North Rd.

Mitchell had been wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.

Mitchell is a person of interest in the death of Brandon Steele Parnell.

The body of Parnell, 26, was found by a fisherman early Thursday morning near the St. James-Ascension Parish line.

The investigation is ongoing.

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