Ex-Porn Star Arrested In Murder Case After Florida Man's Body Found In Shallow Grave

Lauren Wambles, who appeared in more than 30 adult films under the name Aubrey Gold, was arrested last week along with her boyfriend and another man in what investigators have described as a “very complex case.”

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A former porn star has been arrested after the body of a man was discovered in a shallow grave, murdered in what Florida authorities have described as a “very complex case” centered on “drugs and money.”

Lauren Kay Wambles, 23, has been charged with being a principle to murder after investigators discovered the body of 51-year-old Raul Ambriz Guillen more than a month after he disappeared, according to a press conference held last week by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.

Wambles' boyfriend, 35-year-old William Shane Parker, has also been charged with an open count of murder in the case and a second man, Jeremie Odell Peters, is facing charges of accessory after the fact and abuse of a corpse in connection with Guillen’s death.

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Holmes County Sheriff John Tate said the investigation involves multiple law enforcement agencies in Alabama and Florida, as well as the FBI.

The case initially began in May as a sexual assault investigation after a female victim—who had been Guillen’s roommate—called the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Florida to report that she had been raped.

She identified Parker as her attacker, authorities alleged.

More than a month later, she called the sheriff’s office back to report that she believed Guillen had been murdered but that she had no confirmation.

Guillen was last seen on July 4 at Peters' Graceville home.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office began working with the Houston County Sheriff’s Department in Alabama to interview potential witnesses and track down leads in the case, until they received the break they needed in August when someone stepped forward and provided some information that led investigators to believe Guillen’s body may have been in Holmes County.

Tate said he was contacted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on August 24 “in reference to a possible homicide that had occurred” in his county.

Authorities believe Guillen was killed in Peters’ home and quickly worked to obtain a search warrant for the house and another home on Highway 171.

They discovered “evidence pertaining to the homicide” at both locations, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Investigators also found what they believed was a “grave site” not far from Peters’ home and brought in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and cadaver dogs from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team to excavate the site.

Tate said a body, later identified as Guillen, was found buried in a shallow grave at the location. He had been shot, although Tate declined to discuss the number of gunshot wounds.

“It a nutshell, it all boils down to drugs and money,” he said of the suspected motive in the case.

All three suspects had known Guillen before he was killed, Tate said.

Authorities believe Wambles and Parker were involved in the murder and Peters “kind of helped out after the fact,” Tate said.

All three suspects have been taken into custody.

Wambles, who was known professionally as Aubrey Gold, had been an experienced porn star appearing in 31 movies between 2015 and 2018, local station WTVY reports. The adult films were primarily available through online subscription services but it appears her acting career ended in 2018.

According to arrest records obtained by the station, Wambles has been arrested at least six times since 2018 and is currently awaiting trial on a felony drug possession charge.

The investigation was a joint effort that included the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Bay County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the 14th Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office and State Attorney’s Office.

Authorities praised the collaborative nature of the investigation and said the agencies’ ability to work together is what helped solve the case.

“Law enforcement sometimes gets a bad name but I can tell you, they put a tremendous amount of time and effort into this case, and it paid off,” Jackson County Sheriff Louis S. Roberts III said in Wednesday’s press conference.

Tate said the investigation remains ongoing.

“We have a lot of work still to do,” he said.

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