Laura was a 9th grader at Lindenhurst High School. Though her body was not found until September, it is believed she was murdered the day she disappeared in May. She was found in the same clothes that she went missing in.
Laura's body was found rolled up in a carpet in a hole off of N. Monroe Street, about 2 miles from her home. Her body was discovered in the area called "The Hut" by local children. It is a hole about 4.5 feet deep and 11 feet in diameter. It was covered by old pieces of plywood and cardboard boxes.