Lauren Giddings was a bright, ambitious young woman. She was a graduate of Mercer School of Law and was studying for the bar exam. Unfortunately, someone killed Lauren before she was able to begin her career. Her funeral is tonight in Laurel, Maryland. Those who loved her have to handle mourning and the ongoing investigation into who murdered her.
Ms. Giddings grew up in Laurel, and her family still lives there. She was in Georgia where she attended law school at the time of the murder. On June 30, her dismembered body was found outside of the apartment building where she lived, notes Gazette.net.
Lauren Giddings' funeral mass begins this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Mary of the Mills Catholic Church. It is tragic that Lauren's family has lost her at just age 27.
The police in Macon, Georgia, arrested Lauren's neighbor, Stephan McDaniel, for allegedly murdering her. He attended law school with her. Lauren's DNA was found on a chainsaw he purchased. He also had cuts on his torso at the time of his arrest. These could have been due to Lauren struggling with him as he allegedly murdered her.
McDaniel's mother claims her son is innocent. She said he had seen someone on Lauren's balcony at night several evenings before Lauren's murder. Is his mother in denial, or should the police continue the hunt for Lauren's killer?
Prosecutors are mulling whether to pursue the death penalty against McDaniel if a conviction occurs. Authorities are still searching for the rest of Lauren's body. Thus far police have only found Lauren's torso. Someone left it in a garbage bin outside of her apartment building.The search continues for the rest of Lauren's body.
This crime shows the true evil nature of predators. How could someone kill and dismember a young woman just starting her life after schooling? It is truly sickening that someone put a human being in a garbage can. Evil lurks in the world, and crimes are incomprehensible.
Murder investigations are very complex. In this case, however, it seems there is an enormous amount of evidence, including DNA evidence. Hopefully the authorities will be able to quickly use all the evidence found to gain a conviction against whoever murdered Lauren Giddings.