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Autopsy Report: Olney Teacher Was Shot in Back of the Head



Late Thursday evening the Montgomery County Police Department released the cause of death of Laura Wallen, the Olney woman who had been missing for nine days. Wallen’s body was found in a shallow grave in Damascus yesterday, and her boyfriend had been arrested and charged with her murder.

According to MCPD, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner had determined that Wallen was shot in the back of the head. Wallen believed to be four-months pregnant with Tessier’s child.

Earlier today the alleged killer Tyler Lewis Tessier appeared via video link in a Montgomery County courthouse for a bond hearing in front of Judge Zuberi Williams. Tyler did not say anything in court this morning other than stating his name. Audible sighs could be heard from Tessier as Deputy Chief Prosecutor Donna Fenton outline the basics of the Montgomery County Detectives’ charging documents for the First-Degree Murder charge against him.


Fenton said that detectives could point to “hundreds of inconsistencies” in Tessier’s accounting of the disappearance of his girlfriend and his actions since Wallen went missing.