"It was one of these issues where there were a lot of strange elements that were involved in it," said Sheriff Jack Stephens. "Some of it a little hard to believe."
In the years since the murder, some locals have reported seeing Thompson's ghost walking through the old, overgrown pet cemetery.
to the bottom of these things."
"Everyone that we ever talked to about him said that he was a killer and that he was responsible for other murders too, some in the city of New Orleans," said Stephens. "This guy was a dangerous guy. Apparently his action in the Thompson case was consistent with his way of life and his concept that whenever he didn't like something or wanted something, he was willing to kill someone to get it."
The 61 year old woman owned the Azalea pet cemetery on Bayou Road.
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"She asked him to leave and he didn't want to leave and shortly after that, she disappeared," said Graf.
Toca neighbors say after 27 years, the arrest in the Thompson murder gives them a bit a closure to a gruesome crime that sent shock waves through their small community.
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She also had a plastic garbage bag tied around her neck with metal wire.
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"When she realized what had happened, she filed a lawsuit against the Nodiers to get her land back," said Col. John Doran, Chief Detective. "Ten days prior to it going to trial, she disappeared."
"This happened within months after I took the office and the clearance is occurring within months of me departing office, 28 years later," said Stephens. "Sometimes we're a little slow, but normally we get Prada Wallet Brown
Stephens says right now, Nodier is not talking. He described the former caretaker as a "real fearsome character."
Thompson disappeared in May 1985.
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Wednesday, 58 year old Brandon Nodier from Arabi surrendered to detectives.
ruling out future charges against Nodier's wife.
"We found a couple of witnesses that we talked to and some other information as well that go a long with it," said Doran.
Robert Graf who lived across the highway from Thompson says he always suspected Nodier was the killer.
Investigators say the motive for the killing was Nodier's desire to possess Dorothy Thompson's 14 acres of land. They say Nodier and his wife hatched a scheme to coerce Thompson into a fraudulent act of sale.
Nodier was the caretaker and he and his wife lived on the property.
"That's something we're going to take a hard look at, whether or not she was complicit in this crime or complicit in the cover up of this crime," said Stephens.
and the St. Bernard and Plaquemines Sheriff's Offices also had Nodier as the prime suspect, but detectives were never able to find enough evidence to arrest him.
Investigators say they reopened the case in 2009 after a mysterious caller provided new details.
The murder occurred shortly after Stephens took office.
Fishermen found her body about a month later tied in heavy chains in the Mississippi River near the east bank of Plaquemines Parish.
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