Louisiana Couple Arrested for Killing Newborn 31 Years Ago

The 50-year-old parents of a newborn found dead in a garbage bag in 1992 have been arrested on first degree murder charges in the baby girl’s death.

Inga Johansen Carriere and Andrew K. Carriere II have been booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility in Louisiana pending extradition to Mississippi, where the infant’s body was found. They’re being held without bond.

According to WVUE, a farmer found the girl’s body on April 17, 1992, while he was feeding his animals and pulled a trash bag from a dumpster in Picayune, Mississippi. The body was wrapped in a towel in the trashbag.

Inga, left, and Andrew Carriere/Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

An autopsy determined the child was likely born on the morning she was found and lived a few minutes before being smothered.

Picayune Police reopened the case in August 2021 after the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation got a grant to cover forensic genetic testing on evidence more than 29 years old. The DNA testing pointed to the Carrieres.

Mississippi investigators were aided by the Louisiana State Police. WVUE said the crime was determined to have taken place in Louisiana but did not explain why the Carrieres are being extradited to Mississippi to face the charges.

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[Featured image: WVUE screenshot]