An active-duty U.S. Army soldier and his mistress were arrested in Louisiana Sunday night after police stopped a car carrying the couple, her children, and also the body of the soldier's dead wife.
Police received a call stating that a woman was “driving around with a dead body in her trunk,” police said on Monday.
Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies spotted the car in question shortly after that tip.
“While searching the car deputies located a deceased woman in the trunk of the car,” police said.
The driver was Sarah Parker, 24, of Moss Bluff, who police are describing as the mistress of Logan Kyle, 22, of Fort Polk, who was a passenger. He is an active duty soldier and the husband of the dead woman found in the trunk. Parker’s two young children, ages 1 and 2, were also in the car as passengers. They were not harmed.
Police believe that Kyle killed his wife at Fort Polk, an Army base in Vernon Parish. At a Monday press conference, Sheriff Tony Mancuso said that Kyle confessed to killing his wife at Fort Polk.
“Detectives also learned Parker was aware Kyle killed the woman and attempted to aid him with the disposal and concealment of her body,” police wrote.
Mancuso accused the couple of meeting up and driving around the area looking for a place to dump the body of Kyle’s wife.
"In many cases, we don’t get a call until the body is actually found," he said. "We actually got this one before it was dumped which made it easier."
Because police believe the murder happened on base, Kyle was transferred into the custody of the U.S. Criminal Investigation Division at Fort Polk. Meanwhile, his mistress was charged with obstruction of justice and failure to report a homicide. Her bond is still pending. Her two children have been taken into state custody by the Department of Children and Family Services, police said.
[Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office]
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