Monday 23 October 2017

Missing massage therapist found dead at location of last appointment

Kayla Ann Denham (Photo: Facebook)
Kayla Ann Denham (Photo: Facebook)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A young massage therapist was found dead by her boyfriend at the location of her last appointment.

Kayla Ann Denham (24) was found in a barn on a property in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

The resident of the property, Christoper Landry, is now being held by police investigating the young woman's death.

It is understood Kayla died from blunt force with head injuries associated with strangulation.

Police told local news outlets that Kayla has been scheduled to meet a client on Monday morning at their home.

She texted her boyfriend the time and location of the house call.

Christopher Landry is being held following the death of Kayla Ann Denham
Christopher Landry is being held following the death of Kayla Ann Denham

Her family reported her missing after she failed to return home and calls to her phone went unanswered.

Her boyfriend travelled to the property twice before he noticed her car parked in the woods by the property.

He called the authorities who arrived at the scene and soon discovered her body in the barn.

Landry (25) was arrested on suspicion of killing Denham.

He was charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. His bail was set at $250,000.

Kayla's family paid tribute to their loved one, writing; "We are in shock about the loss of our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin and friend.

"Kayla was a wonderful young woman who always shared a beautiful smile on her face and love in her heart.

"She will be greatly missed, and we ask for privacy during this very difficult period of mourning for the family."

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