Police searching for murder suspect after woman was beaten to death

Antonio Baquedano (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department)
Antonio Baquedano (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police detectives have issued an arrest warrant for 37-year-old Antonio Baquedano for second degree murder.

Baquedano is accused of hitting 29-year-old Maura Baquedano, his cousin, in the head with an object around 3 a.m. after a verbal argument. Police say the two lived in the same house on North Donmoore Avenue in Baton Rouge.

Police say Maura Baquedano died at the scene and Antonio left the scene of the crime before police arrived.

Antonio Baquedano is described as an Hispanic male, 5'4", 150 – 160lbs. He was last seen wearing jeans, a camo jacket and an LSU ball cap.

Anyone with information on this incident or on Antonio Baquedano whereabouts' is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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