Missing Pregnant Teacher Found, Assistant Principal Suspected
An Assistant Principal is the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a pregnant Louisiana woman. Lyntell Washington had been missing since Thurdsday, her three-year-old child found abandoned near her empty vehicle which was stained with blood. Police found the remains of Washington today with a single gunshot wound to the head. Her alleged lover, married Assistant Principal Robert Jovantie Marks is suspected to have committed the act — apparently killing his girlfriend and unborn child in one heinous act.
The body found in Iberville Parish on Tuesday is the pregnant teacher who has been missing since last week, according to officials.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office was able to use dental records to positively identify the body as Lyntell Washington, 40, of Baton Rouge. She was reported missing last Thursday morning after her 3-year-old daughter was found in Baton Rouge alone near her vehicle, which had blood inside it.
An autopsy that was performed by the the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office on Wednesday revealed Washington died from a gunshot wound to the head and as a result, her unborn child died as well. The coroner said there was no trauma to the fetus.
On Wednesday, Dr. Beau Clark, the parish coroner, said the body was so badly decomposed that they needed DNA samples to make a positive identification. Investigators from several agencies assisted in processing the scene Tuesday after a farmer in Rosedale found Washington’s body.
The assistant principal of the Baton Rouge middle school where Washington works was arrested in connection with her disappearance. Robert Jovantie Marks, 39, was charged with aggravated kidnapping and child desertion charges because Washington’s child was left abandoned in a parking lot.
Police said Saturday that Marks had gotten a lawyer and refused to cooperate with the investigation. With the body now identified as Washington, police will likely question Marks again. He remains in custody. The 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Marks will likely face additional charges, including murder and feticide.
WOW. How cold blooded do you have to be to kill someone who is carrying your child? SMH.