UPDATE 9/13/17 – The Montgomery County police tweeted that Laura Wallen’s body has been located, “We are sad to report that missing Olney woman Laura Wallen has been located deceased. A suspect was arrested for her murder 45 minutes ago.” Later, after the press release the police stated they had charged Tyler Tessier, her boyfriend, with murdering Lauren. Lauren’s body was discovered in a shallow grave in the woods of Damascus. Police say they are awaiting autopsy results to determine how she was killed, but she was shot in the back of the head .Tessier admitted to driving her car and removing the tags in the Columbia area and getting rid of Wallen’s license and iPhone. Tessier called an acquaintance to help him “clean up a mess,” and drive him to Baltimore, but the plot failed, reports NYDaily News. He also sent text messages to family from Laura’s phone, pretending to be Laura.
Laura Elizabeth Wallen, 31, is missing from Olney, Maryland since Sept. 5, 2017. Laura, a history and law teacher did not show up for the first day of school at Wilde Lake High School on Tuesday, NBC Washington reports.
Laura sent a text around on Sunday. The police are not releasing the text message, but did state it “alarmed” the family and they called the police.
Sally Booker-Waller, Laura’s cousin posted, “She was named “Teacher of the Year” last year and her first day of school was yesterday. She was excited to be going back to school and to meet her beloved kids.”
Laura is four months pregnant and is five-foot-five inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Police were also searching for her car, a black 2011 Ford Escape with Maryland tag M522473, but it was found on Sept. 8.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department’s non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.