Mannie Fresh's Sister Found Murdered In New Orleans Home

 Yesterday (November 29) famed New Orleans producer Mannie Fresh learned his sister had been murdered in her Algiers area home.


According to New Orleans local CBS news affiliate WWL-TV, the body of Angela Bryant was discovered Thursday morning in her home in the 1000 block of Farragut Street. Bryant had been shot to death; her two young children, aged two and seven, also in the house at the time of the shooting, did not suffer any physical injuries.

Police say they believe Bryant was killed Wednesday evening between 10 p.m. and midnight. Relatives told police the family dined together in a restaurant Wednesday evening to celebrate Bryant's birthday.

Bryant's husband was out of town at the time of the crime; he returned to New Orleans yesterday. The couple wed only one month ago.

Mannie Fresh was also reportedly making his way back to New Orleans from Texas after hearing news of his sister's tragic death.

"We are still working on the motive... We do have some limited information relative to leads but it is still very early at this point," New Orleans Police Supt. Warren Riley told reporters.

Authorities say it is too early to know whether Bryant was the victim of a random home invasion or if she knew her killer, but they confirmed there was no sign of forced entry at the home.

"We have not drawn any conclusion, we have not made any elimination," New Orleans Police Asst. Supt. Marlon Defillo said. "As the day progresses we hope to learn more, but it's a work in progress."

Police are currently looking for Bryant's vehicle, a black 1998 Lexus LS 400, Louisiana license plate number PTF 205, which has reportedly been missing since her death. 

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