Boyfriend Charged With Pregnant Girlfriend's Murder Ordered Held Without Bond

WASHINGTON — The boyfriend accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend was ordered to be held without bond Thursday.

Laura Wallen, 31, of Olney, Maryland, was last heard from Sept. 4. She was four-months pregnant. Her body was found Wednesday afternoon in a shallow grave after Montgomery County police searched a wooded area near Prices Distillery Road in Damascus.

Police arrested Wallen’s boyfriend, Tyler Tessier, 32, of Damascus, Wednesday.

Tessier appeared in court Thursday. He is charged with first-degree murdering, altering physical evidence and making a false statement to police.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.

WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this report from Montgomery County.

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