‘She did her best’: Husband of woman who was allegedly found dismembered in 9th Ward speaks

By Shay O’Connor

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NEW ORLEANS (WDSU) — Micah Dardar was emotional Wednesday thinking about his wife, Julia, and how he thinks she would want to be remembered.

“She would like to be remembered as a good mother. She did her best. We had our ups and downs, but when she was healthy and especially before that, we worked very hard. hard,” Dadar said.

Micah Dardar reported his wife Julia missing in December. He and their two daughters felt something was wrong.

Weeks later, the 36-year-old was named the victim of an unclassified death in the 9th arrondissement along Rue Pauline, according to NOPD documents.

“I knew she was going down the wrong path. But this horrible way it ended. It is beyond belief,” said Micah Dardar.

Last Tuesday, NOPD found dismembered remains inside a freezer on a bus next to the residence along Pauline. Still, officials have yet to confirm whether the remains are those of Julia Dardar.

But for Micah, he said he had already calculated the situation.

“There’s little doubt in my mind. She had been completely disconnected from the grid around the time this allegedly happened. She didn’t even contact the kids for Christmas, which I think even in her condition of mind, she would have done it,” Micah said.

Micah Dardar said his wife was addicted to crystal meth. She had begun living with Benjamin Beale, owner of the house, months before her death.

Beale has since been arrested on multiple counts, including weapons and drug charges in the case. So far no charges for the death of Julia Dardar.

“I believe he is one of those responsible. But I believe there is a wider network of people who may have had direct or indirect involvement in the situation,” Micah Dardar said.

“She fell into a downward spiral. We had been trying since June to get people to listen and help,” said Cheska Eymard, a friend of Julia and Micah Dardar.

Meanwhile, other family members and friends of Julia said they were also devastated. The mother was known to be caring and creative with a love for working on cars as a mechanic.

But Micah Dardar said drug addiction was a sore spot that ultimately broke the family.

“It’s a big void, a void in our lives. Because we always thought she would get better and come back,” he said.

Micah Dardar said he hoped to get more information about what exactly happened along Pauline Street.

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