Lauren Giddings was viciously murdered around the time she was reported missing. The Macon, Georgia law student was only 26 years old and a recent graduate of Mercer University before being taken from this world violently and without reason. The latest developments in the Lauren Giddings case show a slowdown in information, while the family lays their murdered loved one to rest.
The remains of the slain Mercer University law student were put in the family's possession today so the woman can be cremated and those who love her can say their goodbyes. It isn't clear whether or not police have ever found the rest of the woman's remains, because they'd originally only found her dismembered torso. Several body parts, including her head, were missing and as far as the public is aware, they're still missing.
No arrest has been made in connection to the woman's murder, but Stephen McDaniel is still in custody related to burglary charges from a couple of years ago. Investigators aren't releasing any information that leads them to believe that this man is a true person of interest in the slaying. Simply because McDaniel was a friend and neighbor of the dead law student, doesn't mean he should be implicated in the woman's murder. Whatever kind of evidence law enforcement officials have on the guy, it must be pretty disturbing.
The disappearance and brutal murder of Lauren Giddings is one of three unsolved murders this year in Macon, Georgia so far. Police are continuing their investigation into the murder, but it doesn't look like much is panning out in the investigation's favor. These murders aren't necessarily related, but residents of the Georgia college town already have a belief that there's a serial killer on the loose. The coroner of Bibb County says that there are text messages circulating in the area making claims of a serial killer, and that it is starting to cause a panic -- especially with the gruesome murder of Lauren Giddings on the minds of those who live in the region.
The coroner says that there isn't a serial killer on the loose; but it isn't really comforting to be told because how would she even know? How could anyone know unless the person was brazen enough to make his or her presence known through daunting clues? The fact of the matter is, nobody knows what's going on out there, and although you shouldn't break into a panic in the streets, you should always be aware that you're never "safe."
Your life can be taken away from you in the blink of an eye and even staying at your home isn't safe. Take, for instance, the disappearance of 20-year-old Tennessee nursing student, Holly Bobo. She was allegedly abducted by a man in camouflage in her own yard, which curiously enough is six hours from Macon, Georgia and six hours south of Bloomington, Indiana -- from where fashion student, Lauren Spierer vanished. This isn't saying that the disappearances of Holly Bobo and Lauren Spierer are connected in any way to the disappearance and murder of Lauren Giddings, nor is it to say that there is a serial predator on the loose. However, it's not harmful to at least look at all of the cases for similarities, because all of these cases are unsolved.
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