2 arrested in murder of Reserve couple
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested for the slayings of Lakeitha and Kenneth Joseph, the Reserve couple bound at the feet and dumped into the Intracoastal Waterway in February, police said Wednesday.
Brittany Martin, 25, and Horatio Johnson, 37, surrendered to law enforcement after learning of warrants for their arrests. Martin and Johnson are residents of St. John the Baptist Parish.
Officer Hilal Williams, a police spokesman, said both suspects were booked as fugitives in St. John Parish and are awaiting transfer to Orleans Parish where they will be booked on two counts each of second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if either is represented by an attorney.
The Josephs were reported missing Feb. 19 after they failed to return a van they had borrowed from Kenneth Joseph’s sister shortly before their disappearance. The motive for their killings remains unclear.