A Soldier, His Mistress, and His Wife's Corpse in the Trunk
LAKE CHARLES, LA — October 24, 2018
A soldier in Vernon Parish, Louisiana and his alleged girlfriend were arrested after his wife’s body was found in the trunk of a car with two children in the back seat.
KATC reports that according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuson, Logan Kyle, 22, was arrested by the U.S. Criminal Investigation Division, which will investigate his actions as he is an active-duty soldier. His alleged girlfriend, Sarah Parker, was arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office said in a Sunday news release that it received a call that a woman was driving around with a dead body in her trunk.
It's like a bad horror movie: nighttime, a car, a happy couple, little kids, and a dead wife in the trunk. A random witness calls the police. “While searching the car,” deputies, “located a deceased woman in the trunk of the car,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. “Deputies made contact with the driver, Sarah M. Parker, 24, 2553 Brackenrige Road, Moss Bluff, and the passenger, Logan T. Kyle, 22, Fort Polk, LA, an active duty solider who was the husband of the deceased woman found in the trunk.”
Logan Kyle immediately confessed. His partner, Sarah M. Parker, didn't deny that she was aware that Kyle killed the woman and that she attempted to help him with the disposal and concealment of her body.
The worst part is that Parker’s two children, aged 1 and 2, were also in the car. They were taken into custody by the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services.
I don't know what drove the soldier to this brutal murder, but we can hope that he's man enough to face what he's done. He has to understand that this is not Iraq, Afghanistan, or Syria, where he can safely kill civilians. This is the United States, and here it is a crime.
Parker may face more charges, such as cruelty to juveniles, Mancuson said.
The identity of the victim has not been released because Army regulations require a 24-hour wait after notifying next of kin, KATC reported.