Posted: Aug 10, 2012 5:18 PM by WLOX
Updated: Aug 10, 2012 5:37 PM
Hammond, LA (WLOX) -Margaret Sanchez, one of two suspects in the Jaren Lockhart murder investigation, was released from the Tangipahoa Parish Jail Friday. Sanchez was being held on a charge of harboring a sex offender, but officials in Louisiana have decided to drop that charge.
Sanchez and her boyfriend, Terry Speaks, were seen in the French Quarter on surveillance video with Lockhart the night she disappeared. Days later, Lockhart's dismembered body parts washed up on South Mississippi's shoreline.
Speaks was extradited to North Carolina, where he faced charges in an unrelated case.
Investigator Glenn Grannan, with the Hancock County Sheriff's Department, said they're still waiting for the evidence in the Lockhart murder to be tested at the crime lab. He said the FBI Crime Lab still has the evidence in Virginia. Grannan said investigators call to check on it every week, but as of now have not received the results they need to move the investigation forward.