05-28-2006, 09:01 AM #1
LA - Sandra Adams, 51, raped & murdered, Metairie, 22 May 2006
WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita construction worker who had been in Louisiana for three months working on hurricane-damaged homes is wanted in connection with the death of a woman, authorities said.
A warrant was issued for Edmundo Cerda-Anima, who may have returned to the Wichita area, said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish sheriff's office. He said investigators think Cerda-Anima left the Metairie, La., area because he told a co-worker he was heading to Kansas.
Authorities described Cerda-Anima as 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was thought to be driving a dark blue 1993 Ford F-150 pickup that belonged to a co-worker, Fortunato said. Wichita police said the vehicle has a Kansas license plate number of WJT 384.
Louisiana authorities said they suspect him in the death of 51-year-old Sandra Adams of Metairie, a city of about 450,000 next to New Orleans. Adams disappeared Monday night while walking or jogging in Metairie's Lafreniere Park, Fortunato said. Her body was found near the park.
According to the Jefferson Parish coroner's office, she had "multiple traumatic injuries."
09-15-2015, 10:03 AM #2
From February 2012:
Throughout his weeklong trial that ended Friday night with his conviction of second-degree murder, Edmundo Cerda-Anima appeared to be alone in the world, his only support coming from his public defenders. Despite being in a courtroom crowded with Adams' family and friends, the Mexican national was pretty much alone again Thursday when he received his mandatory life sentence in prison...
Adams, 51, a grandmother and real estate agent who lived in Metairie, accompanied Lassabe and one of his friends to Lafreniere Park on May 22, 2006. While she walked alone that night as her son and friend jogged, Cerda-Anima, a post-Hurricane Katrina construction worker, struck her with his Ford Expedition. The impact broke her neck, leaving her a quadriplegic.
Cerda-Anima ripped her bra and shirt from her body there, but then put her in his Expedition and drove her to an isolated spot beside the Soniat Canal near Lynnette Drive, prosecutors Tommy Block and Al Winters said. There, Cerda-Anima stripped Adams of her remaining clothes and raped her, leaving her to die in the gravel and sand.
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