Police believe Laura Ackerson was murdered and dismembered in Raleigh, according to a search warrant obtained Tuesday night by NBC-17. The warrant said police received information that Grant and Amanda Hayes had documents at their apartment that indicated they “possessed a saw.”
According to the warrant, Det. J.D. Faulk said the police believe Ackerson was killed at the home of Grant Hayes at 4021-322 Bella Park Trail in Raleigh.
Ackerson and Hayes were in a “contentious child custody case,” according to the warrant.
“Information was developed during follow-up investigation that Grant Hayes and Amanda Hayes murdered and dismembered Laura Ackerson and disposed of her bodily remains in Texas,” the warrant said.
The warrant said Grant Hayes’ residence was searched. “Additional evidence was recovered from trash that had been discarded by Grant Hayes and Amanda Hayes. Based on this evidence, including household item from 4021-322 Bella Park Trail in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the totality of the investigation, it appears Laura Ackerson was likely murdered and dismembered inside the residence” at Bella Park Trail.
According to the warrant, on Aug. 2 police seized: "swabs, carpet and padding, toilet brush, towell and wash cloths, drains and drain covers, hair and debris from drain, shower head and hose, plubing/P-traps and water samples, caulking, faucet, lint from dryer, box of trash bags, cigarette boxes, canvass case wtih various CD's, cell phones and power cords, miscellaneous documents and papers."
1205 Front St., Raleigh
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