After a six-month investigation, police arrested a man from Nevada for murdering his girlfriend Laura Johnson.
According to the affidavit, safety footage shows Laura, 49, arriving at Billings, Montana's house, which she shared with her friend Gregg Green around 7:00 pm. On September 13, 2018. According to the affidavit, when security photographs show Green working in the yard when Laura arrived home, Green reportedly told the authorities that he had last seen Laura that morning before going to work set off and that she had left when he arrived home at the hotel evening.
"[Green] [investigators] said [investigators] that [Laura] took along her two suitcases and other belongings"]] confirms the affidavit. "[Green] claimed that this kind of behavior of [Laura] was not uncommon," so he did not report their missing persons to the authorities. Laura's son reported her missing on September 28, after not having heard from his mother for several weeks. Earlier, the police had informed Dateline that they would soon issue a search warrant against Laura and Green, as well as a search warrant for Green's employer-supplied truck.
"[Green] was present and agreed to the search. According to [authorities, Green]it was very cooperative and the officer found that the place of residence was very clean, "the affidavit explains. [Green] also allowed [authorities] to be viewed through his smartphone. "
The affidavit also contains detailed text messages that Green sent to Laura in the days following her disappearance. One of the messages states in part: "I hope you [sic] are satisfied with your new husband."
On October 5, the authorities checked the safety data of a Green neighbor, according to the affidavit. The officers found that the material was "of good quality," and the camera pointed toward Green, where the events surrounding Laura's disappearance were recorded.
"After reviewing the surveillance they were able to observe on [[Green]] on September 14, 2018 at 17:48. he carries a very heavy object from the garage "Cradle style", says the affidavit, adding that the object was "covered with a red blanket" and "in accordance with the size and shape of a body"
The authorities They say Green had put the body in the back of his truck before a small fire started toward the rear of the pickup parked in the driveway. Investigators "could not determine what [Green] was burning at the back of the truck." Authorities say Green put a shovel in the truck bed and drove away at around 7:00 pm. Following further investigation, the affidavit states that the authorities found that Green then drove to a rural area south of Laurel, Montana, before returning home at 22:23. tonight.
"At no time on September 14, 2018, did the video record show that Laura Johnson had left or left the apartment," the affidavit said.
In subsequent interviews with investigators, Green "downplayed any relationship he had to [Laura]. A second search of his residence led investigators to find "very new" carpets in the bedroom. A neighbor also told the investigators that he heard Laura and Green "really, really get involved" one night when Laura was last seen.
Days later, "three small visible reddish brown spots" found on a door of Green's truck were wiped off and sent to the Montana State Crime Lab for testing. After comparing the smears with the DNA of Laura's parents, a forensic DNA analyst reported that there is strong evidence that the blood spots found on the truck belong to Laura.
Laura's friend Gregg Green, 53, was arrested on April 17 for a crime of willful murder, according to a press release from the Billings Police Department. Despite repeated searches, the police said she could not find Laura's remains or a possible burial ground.
"The Billings Police Department asks for support from landowners and the public [Billings, Laurel, Shepherd, Worden, and Huntley, Montana] to find the remains of Ms. Johnson," a press release said. "Please look for possible burial grounds, ground faults and clues to two red rectangular suitcases."
If you have any information about the circumstances surrounding the death of Laura Johnson, please call the Investigation Department of Billings Police Department at 406 at -657-8473.