One suspect is in police custody following an investigation into what was first thought to be a suicide in the Duson area. Now, deputies are handling the case as a homicide.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported suicide around noon Friday in the 100 block of Georgine Street.

Investigators discovered the body of 29-year-old Rachael Alexander, of Devil's Lake N.D.

Sheriff's spokesperson John Mowell reported members of the Criminal Investigations Division arrested 43-year-old Joseph Delahoussaye, of Lafayette, for second-degree murder after suspicions surrounding the initial report.