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2 arrested in connection with missing woman's death

Nanette Me'Shell King (Source: STPSO) Nanette Me'Shell King (Source: STPSO)
Gary Harris, 53, arrested for the murder of Nanette Me'Shell King. (Source: STPSO) Gary Harris, 53, arrested for the murder of Nanette Me'Shell King. (Source: STPSO)
Ray Harris, 64, arrested for Accessory After the Fact in connection with the murder of Nanette Me'Shell King (Source: STPSO) Ray Harris, 64, arrested for Accessory After the Fact in connection with the murder of Nanette Me'Shell King (Source: STPSO)
COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) -

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain says two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a missing woman.

Police arrested Gary Lee Harris and Ray Steven Harris in connection to the murder of Nanette Me'Shell King. King was found burned in her car in the Bush area on Oct. 12 after being reported missing on Sept. 20.

Gary Harris is King's former boyfriend, according to Strain. The former couple have a daughter together. 

According to Strain, detectives have been in contact with the Harris brothers since first receiving the missing persons report on King. Detectives executed multiple search warrants on Gary Harris' property early on in the investigation and spoke with both brothers on numerous occasions as the investigation continued.

Evidence collected and inconsistencies in the statements given by Gary Harris led detective to focus in on the brothers' possible involvement in King's disappearance according to Strain. Then on Oct. 15, Ray Harris admitted to his role in the crime. 

With evidence discovered and information obtained from Ray Harris, detectives believe that on Sept. 20, the day King went missing, she met Gary Harris at his home in Bush. When she arrived, detectives say he killed her at the location and transported her body and vehicle to the location where they were both found.

Gary Harris was arrested for Second Degree Murder and Ray Harris was arrested for Accessory After the Fact.

The Harris brothers are being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail.  Gary Harris’ bond is set at $800,000. Ray Harris’ bond is set at $100,000.

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