Oregon State Police have arrested two women and charged them in connection with the murder of Haley Mae Coblentz, whose remains were found in a duffle bag in Oregon last year.
Per the statement the police shared with the press, that Coblentz’s mother, 29-year-old Shawna Browning, and her “significant other,” 34-year-old Lauren Harrison, were arrested on Tuesday in Detroit, Michigan. And this comes nearly a year after Haley’s body was found stuffed in a duffle bag on Dec. 10, 2020.
Both women are facing a maximum sentence of life in prison or the death penalty.
Police officer Stephanie Bigman told the press that police never gave up searching for the girl’s identity.
“Children don’t have a lot of history in the world,” she said. “They don’t necessarily have a big stamp. She was not on any database. Nobody knew that she was missing. They were able to do some genetic work and give us a bigger breakdown of what she might look like. Really, when they were able to get the genealogy work and narrowed down who she was and give us an actual name.”
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