ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — Today, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Billy Ray Harris, 38, Lake Charles, in connection with the murder of a Lake Charles woman.

On Sunday, July 29 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 2187 E. Gauthier Road, Lot # 418 in Lake Charles, after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor regarding a woman found inside a mobile home unresponsive. When deputies arrived, Raymona L. Gilmore, 38, was discovered fatally wounded inside her home.

After an extensive investigation new evidence connected Harris, ex-husband of Gilmore, to the murder and a warrant for his arrest was issued today.

Harris, who has been incarcerated at the Calcasieu Correctional Center since July 28 on drug charges, is charged with 2nd degree murder. Judge Wilford Carter set his bond at $500,000.

CPSO Detective Billy Spees is the lead investigator in this case.

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