Lauren Astley, 18
July 3, 2011
Lauren was allegedly killed by her former boyfriend, Nathaniel Fujita, 18. They had dated for three years before Lauren broke it off in the spring.
According to reports, Lauren and Fujita exchanged phone calls and she was going to meet him after work. Fujita said she left after they had a short, awkward conversation.
Lauren’s body was found in a marshy area on Monday morning by a bicyclist. She was strangled with a bungee cord and had a significant wound to her neck. Police found bloody objects in Fujita’s home.
Fujita was indicted on murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.