Lisa Marie Naegle, a former contestant on the E! reality show Bridalplasty, was killed over the weekend in gruesome fashion.
She was 36 years old.
A registered nurse who finished fourth on the aforementioned program in 2010, Neagle was reported missing on Monday by her husband after she failed to come home following a birthday party she had attended on Saturday night.
Derek Harryman told authorities that he last heard from his wife when she called him early Sunday morning to say she would be back soon after getting food.
Harryman told KTLA that Naegle sounded as though she had been drinking and that she didn’t report to work on Sunday, either.
He and Naegle's brother, Rafael Chavez, reported her missing soon afterwards, posting the following plea on social media asking for any information concerning her whereabouts.
Following several hours of searching, Neagle's loved ones received the worst news imaginable:
She had been murdered.
After Neagle’s family obtained security footage of Lisa and a nursing student named Jackie Jerome Rogers getting into a Black SUV around 2 a.m. on Sunday, the latter admitted to police that he brutally killed the 36-year old.
“He confessed to the murder and advised detectives he had buried her somewhere behind the residence,” LAPD Officer Sal Ramirez told the Daily News.
“He led them there, and they found her body."
Here is a snapshot from the security footage that helped lead to Rogers' confession:
Neagle's corpse was unclothed at the time it was discovered.
Rogers was actually a student of Negale’s at West Los Angeles College.
TMZ confirms that Rogers has been booked for murder and that he killed Neagle via repeated blows to the head with a hammer.
Sources tell the website that Rogers and Neagle had just returned from a meal at Jack in the Box when he bludgeoned her with the tool seven times.
The former reality star was eliminated from Bridalplasty three weeks prior to the season finale six years ago.
The series as hosted by model Shanna Moakler and it featured a dozen women competing to win a wedding and transformative plastic surgery procedures.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the family, friends of loved ones of Lisa Marie Naegle during this incomprehensible time.