Montgomery's 7th homicide victim was "Cajun Lady" | News
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The victim in Montgomery's 7th homicide of 2011 was affectionately called "Cajun Lady" according to family members. Julie Ann Nelson, 52, of Deatsville had lived in Alabama for nearly 15 years, but carried with her the accent from her native Louisiana.
Police found Nelson's body on Lemon Street in Montgomery, but little other information surrounding her murder has been released. Nelson's daughter, Catina Jones, said she wasn't sure how her mom ended up on Lemon Street. The victim lived in the Prattville/Deatsville area and walked just about everywhere she went.
The daughter said police have told her very little about her mother's case, she isn't even aware of how her mom died.
Ms. Nelson had suffered from some drug abuse in recent years and had pulled away from members of her family, the daughter told WSFA 12 News. But when she was last seen Friday Nelson seemed in good spirits.
Nelson, a mother of 3 children and 6 grandchildren had been a homemaker and spent some of her time helping the disabled with housekeeping duties. Her other two children were making plans to travel from Pennsylvania to Alabama after learning the news.
The Department of Forensic Sciences was slated to conduct an autopsy, which the family said had been completed. No information has been released concerning the autopsy and the family said it has not taken possession of the body.
Ms. Nelson's body will be cremated and taken to Louisiana for internment.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Montgomery Police Department at 334-241-2651 or the Secret Witness Line at 334-262-4000.
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