LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested after cops found his dead wife’s body in the trunk of a car he was driving in with his girlfriend and her kids.
Officers with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s office in Louisiana said they pulled over 22-year-old Logan Kyle and his 24-year-old girlfriend, Sarah Parker, near Lake Charles late Monday after getting a call from another department saying they were wanted for suspected murder.
In the trunk, officers found the body of Kyle’s 22-year-old wife, Shelena Kyle. Police say that under questioning, Kyle admitted killing Shelena at Fort Polk, where he is stationed on active duty. Parker admitted that she knew Kyle had killed his wife and was willingly helping him get rid of the body, cops said.
Parker’s two kids, aged 1 and 2, were in the car at the time of the stop and were taken into custody by the state’s department of children and family services. She was charged with failing to report a homicide and obstruction of justice.
Kyle was handed over to military investigators. A corporal, he joined the Army four years ago, and was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk in February, 2017, and served as an infantry fire team leader.