Police release more details in tool box homicide case

Photo: Lafayette Police: From left to right,                                                             Barrett B. Farabee II, Alannah L. Montalvo
Photo: Lafayette Police: From left to right, Barrett B. Farabee II, Alannah L. Montalvo

LAFAYETTE, La (KLFY)– Lafayette police have confirmed that the victim’s body was found dismembered in a tool box, very similar to the one pictured.

untitled-2Out of respect for the family of the victim, the condition of the body will not be elaborated upon by the Police Department.

Lafayette Police say they were already investigating the whereabouts of the victim, Alannah L. Montalvo, when a tip was forwarded to the Duson Police Department who sent the information  to the Lafayette Police Department and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

A news release said that information led to the discovery of the body and the connection of the deceased suspect to the victim.


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– Investigators say they have located the vehicle sought in connection with the tool box homicide case.

According to a news release, the vehicle a Green Honda Accord registered to Barrett Farabee was examined after being found Thursday morning at a local car dealership. The vehicle was believed to have been there for more than a month.

The car was expected to have physical forensic evidence important to the case, but police learned otherwise.


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– Lafayette Police had discovered a connection between the body that was found in a tool box Tuesday afternoon and the naked trespasser that was shot and killed Friday on Fanny Street.

The body of Alannah L. Montalvo, 23, of Lafayette, was discovered in a tool box around 4 p.m. Sept. 20, in the 300 block of S. Wilderness Trail.

Police say Montalvo was in a relationship with 36-year-old Barrett Farabee II, who was the suspect killed in the 100 block of Fanny Street on Friday.

Farabee is believed to be the person responsible for Montalvo’s death, based on forensic evidence and statements obtained during the course of both investigations, officials say.

On Friday morning, investigators explain Farabee was naked and trespassing when he pulled two guns out of his shoes, threatening the homeowner.

Police say the homeowner shot and killed Farabee after pulling the guns on him a second time.

Anyone with information about the death of Alannah L. Montalvo is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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