Police: Soldier, alleged girlfriend arrested after his wife's body found in car trunk

Credit: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

Credit: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

A soldier in Vernon Parish, Louisiana and his alleged girlfriend have been arrested after his wife’s body was found in the trunk of a car and two children were in the back seat.

KATC reported that Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuson said Logan Kyle, 22, was arrested by the U.S. Criminal Investigation Division, which will investigate his actions because he is an active-duty soldier. His alleged girlfriend, Sarah Parker, was arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

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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.

"While searching the car deputies located a deceased woman in the trunk of the car," the Sheriff's Office said in the release. "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.

“Further investigation by CPSO detectives revealed the woman had been killed by Kyle 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.”

Mancuson said the suspects allegedly confessed.

CPSO said Parker’s two children, ages 1 and 2, were also in the car. They were taken into custody by the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services.

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.

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