A soldier based in Louisiana was arrested in a car with his wife's body in the trunk, his girlfriend driving, and her two toddlers in the car, officials said Monday.
Logan T. Kyle, 22, was turned over to Army investigators at Fort Polk; Sarah M. Parker, 24, of Lake Charles was arrested on charges of obstructing justice and failing to report a homicide; and Parker's 1- and 2-year-old children were taken into state custody Saturday night, a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Kyle, who has been in the Army for four years and stationed at Fort Polk for a couple of years, was in custody, base spokeswoman Kimberly Reischling said in an email. She said she cannot release his wife's name until Tuesday because Army regulations require a 24-hour wait after notifying next of kin.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Monday that somebody who had been told about the body called the sheriff's office to say a woman was driving around with a body in her trunk. Deputies stopped Parker's car about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Detectives learned that Kyle killed the woman at Fort Polk, and that Parker knew about the killing and was trying to help him hide and get rid of the body, the news release said.
Myers said bond has not been set for Parker, and she did not know whether Parker has an attorney.