Man accused of stabbing woman to death, setting car on fire, Jefferson authorities say

Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 10:29 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2022 at 12:43 PM CST
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AVONDALE, La. (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies found a woman stabbed to death as they responded to a vehicle fire Thursday (Nov. 17) in Avondale.

Just after 9:30 a.m., deputies were called to the 3800 of Alex Korman Boulevard in Harvey for a stabbing.

When they arrived, deputies learned a man, later identified as Nathaniel Hernandez, 39, of Marrero, stabbed a woman outside of the location before putting her in a vehicle and fleeing the area.

Nathaniel Hernandez, 39, of Marrero
Nathaniel Hernandez, 39, of Marrero(JPSO)

Then around 2:20 p.m., deputies responded to a vehicle fire in a wooded area in the 700 block of Churchill Parkway in Avondale.

While investigating the fire, the female victim was found with multiple stab wounds.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified by the parish coroner as 32-year-old Sara Torello, of Jefferson.

Deputies searched the area and later found Hernandez in a nearby wooded area.

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