Tuesday, July 5, 2011


MASSACHUSETTS cops have arrested an 18-year-old in grisly murder of Lauren Astley, also 18. Her body was discovered early Monday in a marshy area. Cops say Nathaniel Fujita is expected to be arraigned this morning. It's believed she was stabbed in the neck.
Earlier, The Boston Herald spoke with her heartbroken father for anyone who knew anything about the case to come forward. The recent high school graduate had a missing two minute period, according to Malcolm Astley. He said: “What I’m most concerned about now is whether anybody can step forward and provide information on the time slot from 7:45 p.m. to
8 o’clock. Something happened in there. There were some vehicles, some people. Anyone that has information that can help us protect kids."
Lauren left work at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday and was last seen at about 7:45 p.m., her father told the Herald. Her Jeep Grand Cherokee was found at the Wayland town beach 15 minutes later, he added.
A passing bicyclist discovered Lauren's body. She had hoped to be a fashion designer and was about to begin college in North Carolina in the fall.

Her dad knew of no one who would harm his pretty daughter:  “Things will work out. In mysterious ways, they can and will."

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