Imagine waking up at 3:35 in the morning to a knock at your door only to find two small children ages 5 and 8 telling you that something was wrong with their mother. Well that was what happened to a neighbor this morning according to Jefferson Parish’s Sheriff Newell Normand.


When the police arrived to check on the complaint they entered the home, where the children reside in the 4000 block of Durand Street in Metairie, La. only to find their mother unconscious in the bathtub. She appeared to have a blunt force trauma wound to the head and was pronounced dead on the scene. Her name as not yet been released until her family has been identified.


While investigating the woman’s death the police believe that her husband, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas was the one that killed her and a warrant has been issued for his arrest on the charge of second degree murder. The police say that the man fled the scene of the murder taking three children along with him, 14 year old Jessica Nicole Monterroso, 4 year old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores and 2 year old Jafet Anigaitl Monterroso-Monroy.


Pedro Monterroso-Navas is described as being Hispanic with brown hair. He is 43 years old. He was last seen wearing black pants and a blue shirt. He also walks with a limp.

Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, is a 14-year-old hispanic female with black hair and dark colored eyes. Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores, is a 4-year-old hispanic male with black hair and dark colored eyes. Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy, is a 2-year-old hispanic male with black hair and dark colored eyes.
The police have released pictures of the girl and one of the boys. They don’t have one of the 4 year old yet.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone has any information on the where abouts of these children or Monterroso-Navas to please call their office at 504-364-5300 or to please call 911.

I pray that they will be found soon and that they are all three OK.

These kids have already lost their mother, they don’t need any more tragedy in their lives. My thoughts and prayer will be with them. Please God watch over them.

Jan Barrett

UPDATE: Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies say in a news release 43-year-old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, of Metairie, was arrested in a trailer park in Katy, Texas, late Sunday night. All three of the children were with him when he was arrested and they are all OK. Thank God!

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