New evidence presented in Jaren Lockhart murder case - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

New evidence presented in Jaren Lockhart murder case

Back in 2012, Jaren Lockhart's dismembered remains washed up in Bay St. Louis shortly after she went missing in New Orleans. Back in 2012, Jaren Lockhart's dismembered remains washed up in Bay St. Louis shortly after she went missing in New Orleans.
Terry Speaks is still in a New York federal prison for an unrelated charge, but is set to be released in October. Terry Speaks is still in a New York federal prison for an unrelated charge, but is set to be released in October.
Margaret Sanchez was eventually released because of a lack of evidence linking her to the crime. Margaret Sanchez was eventually released because of a lack of evidence linking her to the crime.
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

New evidence has been discovered in the Jaren Lockhart murder case that leads investigators to believe the killing happened in Louisiana. That comes from lead investigator Glenn Grannan with the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.

Back in 2012, Lockhart's dismembered remains washed up in Bay St. Louis shortly after she went missing in New Orleans.

Grannan told WLOX News his team presented the new evidence to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney and Kenner Police, who will be taking the case. Hancock County investigators will continue to assist, along with the FBI.

Hancock County investigators have been working the case since the beginning. Terry Speaks and Margaret Sanchez are still their main suspects in the case. Those were the last two people to see Jaren Lockhart alive, and both were briefly held by authorities.

Sanchez was eventually released because of a lack of evidence linking her to the crime. Investigators said they aren't sure where she is right now.

Speaks is currently being held in a New York federal prison for a charge unrelated to the Lockhart case, but he's set for release in October.

So far, no one has been charged with Lockhart's murder.

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