In one of the saddest and most highly publicized cases to hit the DVM in a long long time; it ended the way nobody wanted it to — it ended with the death of a Pregnant School Teacher.
Laura Wallen, 31, of Olney, Maryland, was a High School Teacher in Montgomery County and was last heard from Sept. 4. She was four-months pregnant. Her body was found Wednesday afternoon in a shallow grave in the County Woods.
Laura Wallen’s boyfriend, Tyler Tessier, 32, of Damascus was arrested around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. He is not facing first-degree murder charges and could possibly face the Death Penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison.
In addition to murder, police charged Tessier with altering physical evidence in a criminal proceeding and with giving a false statement to an officer. He was arrested three days before his 33rd birthday.