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Murder Suspect Leads Police To Spot Where He Says Victim Is Buried

Posted at 9:53 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 09:59:49-04

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (KNPS/Whitley News Journal)– The search to find the remains of a missing Williamsburg woman may finally be over.

On Thursday, 33-year-old Joseph Bauer, who told police he was involved in the murder of Laura Anderson, lead authorities to a site near Dal Road where he said the body was buried.

In addition, three cadaver dogs confirmed the presence of remains at that location.

Anderson was reportedly last seen alive about 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, on Ky. 92W near Pilot Travel Center. She exited a family member’s vehicle carrying a bag of clothes after an argument that day with family members and a boyfriend.

According to an arrest citation from earlier in the year, Bauer–who was acting with others–is accused of causing Anderson’s death by shooting her. He then reportedly removed jewelry from her and disposed of her body.

Whitley District Judge Cathy Prewitt entered a not guilty plea for Bauer during his arraignment Thursday afternoon.

She set a $1 million cash bond for Bauer, appointed the public advocate’s office to represent him, and set a Sept. 10 preliminary hearing in his case.