The identities of the suspects were not released but New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson described them as a 17-year-old male, one 16-year-old girl and two 15-year-old girls.
“Look at the nature of the crime,” Ferguson said during a Tuesday news conference. “Look at the brazenness, in broad daylight, with no regard to this woman hanging from the vehicle.”
All four will be charged with second-degree murder for the death of Linda Frickey. Two of the teens’ parents turned them in to authorities within hours after the police released surveillance images of the suspects, the chief said.
Before Tuesday’s news briefing, Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams released a statement saying his office will prosecute “any and all” people who participated in the “heinous and unthinkable” killing.
He also called for New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the City Council to released federal COVID-19 funds requested by the DAs office and law enforcement to combat the city’s crime surge.