Pineville Woman’s Body Discovered, Husband Arrested

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The husband of a woman found dead last Friday is now charged with her murder.  Michael Worley of Pineville is charged with the shooting death of Mary Worley.  He was arrested at his Nickel Loop home.

His wife’s body was found just inside the LaSalle Parish line next to a gravel pit.  Rapides Parish authorities may also be charging Worley with additional crimes.

“I want to commend all of the deputies and detectives from both LaSalle and Rapides for their investigation into this terrible crime.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary’s family and friends,” said Sheriff Scott Franklin of LaSalle Parish.

Rapides detectives are continuing their investigation into this homicide and will release more information as it becomes available.

KLAX ABC 31 News 3/18/14

A woman’s body is recovered Friday in LaSalle Parish.  Sheriff Scott Franklin says the 57-year-old woman found Friday is definitely a homicide victim.

She’s Mary Worley of Pineville, who had worked at the Pineville Wal-Mart.

The sheriff says her body was found lying near a gravel pit on Highway 28 East, just inside the LaSalle Parish line.  She was discovered by Rapides detectives who were told she was missing and were given a location of where to look for the body.

Sheriff Franklin says he’s still waiting for the autopsy results for an exact cause of death.

KLAX ABC 31 News 3/17/14

3 Thoughts on “Pineville Woman’s Body Discovered, Husband Arrested

  1. andy bell on April 2, 2014 at 7:58 am said:

    It’s so sad that this woman was killed by someone who suppose to protect her. When i was growing up i knew Michael and his whole family. I hate to hear this. my prayers go out to all of the family’s who are effected by this tragedy.

  2. marilyn on March 18, 2014 at 11:06 am said:

    So….Someone told RPSO she was missing AND where to find the body? Waa that written right in your news report? If so, the person responsible for her cold blooded murder should be VERY easy to arrest…..wow!!

    • Ashley on March 19, 2014 at 11:47 pm said:

      Her husband was the one who said she was headed towards Jena with a couple friends and that he came home and found her stuff on the floor. Knew her personally, she didn’t deserve this

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