Nearly three weeks after a carjacking attempt went awry, the bodies of the two Louisiana victims have been found submerged in waters. They have been shot to death.
The St.Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced the identities of the victims. They are 20-year-old Raegan Elizabeth Day and 28-year-old Dustin Hartline. They were shot during a planned carjacking that did not pan out as they wanted. The victims’ bodies were disposed of inside Day’s 2011 Chevy Camaro.
The remains of the victims and Day’s car were recovered Monday from the Pearl River near the East Pearl River Boat Launch off U.S. 90. That area in Louisiana is near the Mississippi state line. Sheriff’s Office investigators said a dive team found the bodies on Monday in the same vehicle they were last seen in.
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston identified the bodies by the distinctive tattoos on their bodies.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith also shared during the news conference that Day was shot in the head twice while Hartline was shot in the head once.
Smith also said that two weapons used in the killings were recovered during the investigation. The sheriff also said that their bodies were driven to the boat launch inside the Camaro.
Two suspects have been arrested in Waveland on Monday night. They have been identified as 25-year-old Britney Michelle Savell and 18-year-old Jason David Landry who was hiding out with friends at a home on North Central Avenue and Grosvenor Place.
Two other Slidell residents were arrested Tuesday in Louisiana. They are 22-year-old Derrion Lemoine and 27-year-old Steven Lee Olivieri.
All four suspects were each arrested on two counts of first-degree murder.
Deputies also found an explosive device, earlier in their investigation, at a home and linked the bomb to Olivieri. Olivieri was also arrested on a charge of manufacture and possession of a bomb on the first of March.