Sister of woman found in shallow grave in St. Helena Parish arrested

ST. HELENA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - An arrest has been made in the case of a missing woman's body being found in a shallow grave off Anderson Rd. in St. Helena Parish, reports the sheriff's office.

The body found was identified as missing woman, Rebecca Blades, 36, of St. Helena Parish. Blades was reported missing back on May 10 by her father. Her body was discovered on May 14.

St, Helena Sheriff's officials have confirmed that Blades' sister, Deborah Palmer, 38, of Amite, has been arrested and is charged with second degree murder.

Officials say they do not believe she acted alone; more arrests are expected.

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