Kiln Woman's Body Found In Shallow Grave
POSTED: November 13, 2007
KILN, Miss. -- After a three-month search, police believe they've found the body of a 29-year-old woman in a shallow grave less than a mile from her home.
Brandie Laurent's husband is considered a person of interest in her death. The couple lived in Kiln, Miss.
Leo Laurent told investigators he and his wife argued before she left their home on foot. He said she left with only the clothes she was wearing.
The body was located Saturday morning by a small party of searchers riding on horseback. Sources told The Sun Herald newspaper that the body was tentatively identified by tattoos. Laurent had tattoos on her back and on both legs.
A MySpace page contains a message claiming to be from Laurent, saying she's "run off to Missouri with another man."
"Don’t look for me," the message said.
But friends told WDSU NewsChannel 6 they don't believe Laurent wrote the message.
"We know she just didn't get up and walk away from home and children," one friend said.
Officers said Laurent's husband is cooperating with the investigation and denies any involvement. She leaves behind two daughters.
Copyright 2007 by WDSU.com.
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