The victim is identified as Rachel Smith, 59 of Alexandria.
According to their initial investigation, detectives have determined there was an altercation between Smith and the suspect, Nicole Johns Chandler, 35 of Pineville, which lead to Smiths death. Cause of death has not been verified at this time as detectives await results from the pending autopsy that will be conducted early next week.
Chandler has been booked for 2nd Degree Murder in this case.
Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing.