High School Grad Killed After Dumping Her Boyfriend: The Murder of Lauren Astley

Kendall Rae
16 Apr 202441:46

Summary

TLDRThe video script discusses the tragic story of Lauren Dunn Asley, an 18-year-old murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Nathan Fua, following their breakup. The case highlights the issue of breakup violence, a topic not commonly addressed but which can have devastating consequences. Lauren's parents, Mary and Malcolm, have since dedicated themselves to raising awareness about the dangers of breakup violence through the Lauren Dunn Asley Memorial Fund. The fund aims to educate teens about the risks associated with breakups and promote healthy relationships. The video also touches on a recent Massachusetts court ruling that could potentially allow Nathan, who was sentenced to life without parole, a chance at parole due to his age at the time of the crime, causing further distress to Lauren's family.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŒ The episode is sponsored by Babel, a language learning app that helped the speaker brush up on Spanish for a family trip to Costa Rica.
  • ๐ŸŽ“ The speaker is making a donation to The Lauren Dun Asley Memorial Fund, highlighting the importance of discussing breakup violence.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Lauren Dun Asley was a vibrant 18-year-old with a passion for performing arts and community service, who tragically lost her life.
  • ๐Ÿ’” The case of Lauren's murder was a result of breakup violence, which her parents believe could have been prevented, and they've dedicated themselves to raising awareness.
  • ๐Ÿšจ There were no significant warning signs leading up to Lauren's murder, which underscores the importance of educating people about the potential dangers of breakup violence.
  • ๐Ÿค” Nathaniel Fua, Lauren's ex-boyfriend, was popular and well-liked but had a history of jealousy and rage, which escalated after their breakup.
  • ๐Ÿšจ Nathaniel's behavior drastically changed after the breakup, showing signs of depression, substance abuse, and a decline in his usual activities.
  • ๐Ÿ” The police investigation quickly focused on Nathaniel after discovering incriminating evidence at his home and the location where Lauren's body was found.
  • ๐Ÿข Nathaniel was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, with the defense arguing a not guilty by reason of insanity due to mental health conditions and repeated head injuries from football.
  • ๐Ÿ“š The Lauren Dun Asley Memorial Fund aims to educate teens about the dangers of breakup violence and promote healthy relationships.
  • ๐Ÿค In a remarkable act of empathy, Lauren's father hugged Nathaniel's parents in court, acknowledging the pain both families felt from the loss and the verdict.

Q & A

  • What was the name of the memorial fund mentioned in the transcript?

    -The Lauren Dun Asley Memorial Fund.

  • What language learning app was mentioned in the transcript?

    -Babel.

  • Why did the speaker choose to donate to The Lauren Dun Asley Memorial Fund?

    -The speaker chose to donate to The Lauren Dun Asley Memorial Fund to support awareness about breakup violence and to honor the memory of Lauren Asley.

  • What was the name of Lauren Asley's high school?

    -Wayland High School.

  • What was the name of the a capella group Lauren was a part of?

    -The Muses.

  • What was the name of Lauren's ex-boyfriend who was convicted of her murder?

    -Nathaniel Fua.

  • What was the cause of Lauren Asley's death?

    -Lauren Asley was strangled to death with a bungee cord and had multiple stab wounds to her throat.

  • What was the name of the organization that provides safety and prevention resources for families?

    -The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

  • What was the name of the video created by NCMEC to help identify exploitive or unhealthy behaviors in relationships?

    -The Healthy Relationships video.

  • What was the name of the non-profit organization created by Lauren's parents to educate teens about the dangers of breakup violence?

    -The Lauren Dun Asley Memorial Fund.

  • What was the ruling by the highest court in Massachusetts regarding life sentences for individuals under the age of 20?

    -The ruling stated that anyone under the age of 20 convicted of first-degree murder cannot be given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

  • What advice did Lauren's mother give to teens regarding breakups?

    -Lauren's mother advised teens to never go alone during a breakup or when meeting with an ex-partner after a breakup, especially in a non-public setting.

Outlines

00:00

๐ŸŒŸ Introduction and Language Learning Sponsorship

The video begins with an introduction acknowledging the sponsorship by Babel, a language learning platform. The host expresses gratitude for the support from Babel and viewers, which has enabled a donation to The Lauren Dun Ashley Memorial Fund. The host shares personal excitement about an upcoming family trip to Costa Rica and mentions using Babel to improve Spanish language skills. Babel is praised for its scientifically proven method to help users speak a new language in just three weeks, with lessons designed by real language teachers focusing on real-world conversations. A discount subscription offer is provided for viewers, and an invitation is extended for viewers to share which language they'd like to learn.

05:00

๐Ÿ“š True Crime Discussion: Breakup Violence

The host transitions into a True Crime segment, focusing on the case of 18-year-old Lauren Ashley, whose murder is believed to have been preventable. The discussion aims to raise awareness about breakup violence, a topic not commonly discussed despite its prevalence. Lauren's parents have dedicated themselves to spreading awareness about this issue. The host also reminds viewers about the availability of new merchandise, with profits going to the National Center for Missing Exploited Children, and highlights a resource by Net Smartz aimed at identifying unhealthy relationship behaviors.

10:02

๐ŸŽ“ Lauren's Life and High School Experience

Lauren Dunn Ashley is described as an active, community-oriented individual with a passion for performing arts and community service. Despite being only 5'1" tall, she is characterized as 'small but mighty.' At 12 years old, she volunteered in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. A student at Wayland High School, she was involved in various activities, including the AC capella group 'The Muses,' church choir, and local theater. Her high school experience is depicted as a time of growth and emotional intensity, with her death being a stark reminder of the potential dangers of breakup violence.

15:04

๐Ÿ’” The Turbulent Relationship and Tragic End

The narrative delves into Lauren's relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Nathaniel Fua, a popular football star at Wayland High School. Their relationship was tumultuous, with many breakups and reconciliations. Friends noticed Nathan's unhealthy behavior and tried to support Lauren in ending the relationship. Despite the initial disbelief that Nathan could harm Lauren, his subsequent actions led to his arrest for her murder. The paragraph ends with the discovery of Lauren's Jeep at the beach, marking a pivotal moment in the search for her.

20:05

๐Ÿš” Investigation and Nathan's Arrest

The police investigation into Lauren's disappearance quickly led them to Nathan, initially providing an alibi but later arrested due to substantial evidence found at his home. Lauren's body was found in a marsh, strangled and stabbed. Nathan's downward spiral after the breakup, his family's concern, and his mother's attempt to involve Lauren in cheering him up are detailed. The tragic outcome of Lauren's act of kindness in agreeing to talk to Nathan is highlighted, emphasizing the unpredictability of such situations.

25:06

๐Ÿ  Crime Scene Evidence and Nathan's Trial

The paragraph discusses the evidence found at Nathan's house, including bungee cords, blood stains, and muddy shoes, which led to his arrest. Nathan's trial reveals more about his mental state and the potential use of a 'Not Guilty by reason of insanity' defense. The prosecution argues Nathan's actions were deliberate and premeditated, while the defense claims he suffered from a temporary psychotic episode due to underlying mental health conditions. The jury ultimately finds Nathan guilty of first-degree murder and other charges.

30:08

๐Ÿ˜ข Sentencing and the Legacy of Lauren Ashley

Nathan is sentenced to life in prison without parole for first-degree murder, as mandated by Massachusetts law. Lauren's parents deliver a victim impact statement expressing their grief and the profound impact of their loss. They establish the Lauren Dun Ashley Memorial Fund to educate teens about the dangers of breakup violence and promote healthy relationships. The fund also supports the arts and community service, reflecting Lauren's passions. The episode concludes with a call for parents to discuss breakup violence with their children and provide them with the necessary tools to handle breakups safely.

35:11

๐Ÿก The Impact of a New Ruling on Nathan's Case

The episode concludes with an update on a recent ruling by the highest court in Massachusetts, which may affect Nathan's sentence. The ruling states that individuals under the age of 20 cannot be given a life sentence without the possibility of parole, even for first-degree murder. While Nathan was 20 at the time of his sentencing, this ruling could potentially allow him a chance at parole. Lauren's mother expresses her devastation at the possibility of Nathan having a life her daughter was denied. The host reflects on the tragedy and the ongoing efforts by Lauren's parents to educate and support others in preventing breakup violence.

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Keywords

๐Ÿ’กBabel

Babel is a language learning app that is scientifically proven to help users start speaking a new language in just 3 weeks. It is designed by real language teachers and focuses on teaching real-world conversations. In the video, the speaker mentions using Babel to brush up on Spanish before a trip to Costa Rica, highlighting its relevance to the theme of language learning and travel preparation.

๐Ÿ’กBreakup Violence

Breakup violence refers to acts of aggression or violence that occur as a result of a romantic relationship ending. It is a significant theme in the video as it discusses the murder of Lauren Ashley, which her parents and others believe could have been prevented if more awareness and education around breakup violence existed. The video emphasizes the need for open dialogue and education on this topic to prevent such tragedies.

๐Ÿ’กLauren Ashley

Lauren Ashley is an 18-year-old girl who was murdered, and her case is the central focus of the video. She is portrayed as a vibrant, community-involved individual with a passion for performing arts and service. Her tragic story serves as a catalyst for discussing the broader issues of breakup violence and the importance of educating young people about the potential dangers following a relationship's end.

๐Ÿ’กNathaniel Fujia

Nathaniel Fujia is Lauren Ashley's ex-boyfriend who was convicted of her murder. The video discusses his transformation from a popular football player to a person deeply affected by the breakup, which led to the violent act. His case is used to illustrate the potential consequences of untreated emotional turmoil following a breakup.

๐Ÿ’กLauren Dunn Ashley Memorial Fund

The Lauren Dunn Ashley Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization founded by Lauren's parents to educate teens about the dangers of breakup violence. It promotes healthy teenage relationships and supports the arts and community service in memory of Lauren. The fund is a key part of the video's narrative as it represents the positive legacy her parents are building to honor her and prevent similar tragedies.

๐Ÿ’กDomestic Violence Awareness

Domestic violence awareness is the process of informing the public about the prevalence and impact of domestic violence. While the video discusses this in a general context, it places a stronger emphasis on breakup violence, which is a specific type of domestic violence that occurs after the relationship has ended. The video encourages a broader societal conversation about all forms of relationship violence.

๐Ÿ’กEducation and Prevention

Education and prevention are key strategies highlighted in the video for addressing and reducing the occurrence of breakup violence. By educating young people about the warning signs, healthy coping mechanisms, and how to seek help, the video suggests that the cycle of violence can be interrupted. This concept is integral to the video's message of empowerment and safety.

๐Ÿ’กMandatory Sentencing

Mandatory sentencing refers to a legal requirement that imposes a minimum or fixed sentence for certain crimes, in this case, first-degree murder. The video mentions a change in Massachusetts law that could potentially allow individuals like Nathaniel Fujia, who was sentenced to life without parole, a chance at parole if they were under 20 at the time of the crime. This shift in legal perspective is significant as it impacts the discussion on justice and rehabilitation.

๐Ÿ’กTeen Relationship Violence

Teen relationship violence is a specific type of intimate partner violence that occurs among adolescents in romantic relationships. The video discusses the need for better education and tools to help teens navigate breakups safely. It is a crucial aspect of the video's theme as it highlights the vulnerability of young people in the face of emotional distress and potential violence post-breakup.

๐Ÿ’กCommunity Service

Community service is a voluntary action that benefits the community, often performed as a form of civic duty. Lauren Ashley was involved in community service, which is mentioned in the video as part of her character's description. It also relates to the mission of the Lauren Dunn Ashley Memorial Fund, which supports community service as a way to honor Lauren's legacy and promote positive youth engagement.

๐Ÿ’กTheatre and Performing Arts

Theatre and performing arts are fields in which Lauren Ashley was actively involved, as highlighted in the video. Her participation in these activities is used to illustrate her outgoing nature and passion, which contrast sharply with the tragic outcome of her story. The video uses her involvement in the performing arts to emphasize the potential and vibrancy she possessed that was tragically cut short.

Highlights

Babel, a language learning app, is credited for helping the speaker brush up on Spanish for an upcoming trip to Costa Rica.

The speaker is making a donation to The Lauren Dun Asley Memorial Fund, highlighting the importance of discussing breakup violence.

Lauren Dun Asley's murder is discussed as a case that could have been prevented, emphasizing the need for awareness around breakup violence.

Lauren was a vibrant 18-year-old with a passion for performing arts and community service, which is crucial to understanding her character.

The speaker graduated the same year as Lauren, adding a personal connection to the case and a sense of loss for the missed potential of her life.

Nathaniel Fua, Lauren's ex-boyfriend, is described as a popular football star whose relationship with Lauren was tumultuous and marked by frequent fighting.

Lauren's friends were aware that Nathan was not a good match for her, indicating a broader concern for her well-being within her social circle.

The night of Lauren's murder, Nathan's aggressive behavior at her party was a significant warning sign of his inability to cope with the breakup.

Lauren's disappearance and subsequent murder shocked her community, with her Jeep found abandoned and her father leading the desperate search.

Nathan's downward spiral after the breakup included alcohol and drug use, a significant change from his previous behavior, indicating a potential mental health crisis.

The trial of Nathan Fua revealed a defense strategy of 'Not Guilty by reason of insanity,' highlighting the complexity of his mental state at the time of the crime.

The prosecution successfully argued that Nathan's actions were deliberate and premeditated, leading to a conviction of first-degree murder.

Lauren's parents, Malcolm and Mary, have dedicated themselves to educating teens about the dangers of breakup violence through the Lauren Dun Asley Memorial Fund.

The highest court in Massachusetts has recently ruled that individuals under 20 convicted of first-degree murder cannot receive a life sentence without the possibility of parole, potentially impacting Nathan's case.

Lauren's parents advocate for teens to never go alone during a breakup, emphasizing the importance of safety and public spaces in potentially volatile situations.

The speaker calls for parents to discuss the topic of breakup violence with their children, providing them with the necessary tools to handle breakups safely.

Transcripts

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today we are going to be talking about a

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case that so badly needs to be talked

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about and that's mainly because it

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brings up a conversation around breakup

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violence this is a case that I came

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across late last year and I haven't been

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able to get it off my mind I consider

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doing it around October for domestic

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violence awareness month but I feel it's

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one that needs to be talked about as

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soon as possible today we're going to be

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taking a look at the murder of

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18-year-old Lauren asley now her parents

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and many others including myself believe

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that it was a murder that absolutely

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could have been prevented and her

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parents have really dedicated themselves

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to spreading awareness about Break of

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violence and it's a topic that we don't

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often discuss I feel you know it's

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something that so many of us experience

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but it's not one that we talk about all

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that much I mean as as a society we've

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gotten better about talking about

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domestic violence in general I think

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we're headed in a good direction there

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much more open dialogue but one term

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that we just don't bring up very often

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is Breakup violence now what exactly

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does that mean well we will be talking

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about it more today and I think it's a

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conversation that absolutely should be

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had in more households because the more

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we educate people on it the more we can

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prevent it and it's a great thing for

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parents to talk to their children about

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it's something that I think is really

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lacking in our school systems but of

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and talk about Lauren so Lauren Dunn

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asley was born on April 1st just had a

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birthday 1993 to her parents Mary and

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Malcolm in Boston Massachusetts but she

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grew up 30 minutes west of the city in

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Wayland Lauren was raised by her parents

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as an only child so to say that she was

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the center of their worlds would be a

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total understatement and despite her

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parents divorce she was raised by two

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people who loved her and supported her

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through all seasons of life and even

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though Lauren only got to experience 18

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short years of life she did a lot in

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those 18 years and everyone that was

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around her could easily tell that she

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was a very active person whether that

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meant Physically Active like playing

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sports or active in her community she

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was always doing something just to name

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a few things Lauren was a tennis player

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a singer in an AC capella group a member

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of the Metro West youth Symphony

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Orchestra a camp counselor a member of

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her church choir group and even starred

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as the lead role in a performance of

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Annie through a local Performing Arts

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Center now Lauren may have only been 5T

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tall but the phrase small But Mighty

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really applied to her her interest in

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performing arts and community service

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were two things that really encompassed

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who she was and what she cared about and

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I loved learning this about her and I

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think it says so much about who she was

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when she was only 12 years old she

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actually traveled down to New New

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Orleans to help in the aftermath of

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Hurricane Katrina I mean to be that

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young and to think about helping others

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before yourself you know to take such an

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action like that at such a young age I

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think is really impressive and says so

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much about her character that is one

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thing to know about Lauren is she really

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cared about other people other people in

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her life her family her friends of

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course but other random people total

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strangers she just was that type of

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person Lauren attended Wayland High

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School and it was there that that she

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joined the AC capella group the muses

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and let me tell you this girl was meant

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to be on stage she was a naturally

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gifted singer and her stage presence was

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I mean impossible to ignore on top of

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being part of the singing group Lauren

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was also just a regular high school

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student and I'm sure so many of you out

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there know what I mean when I say this

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but looking at pictures of her High

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School experience like totally throws me

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back to my own high school experience

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it's just such a interesting and special

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but also highly emotional and intense

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time and yeah just seeing the pictures

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of her back in high school sort of

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reminds me of what that time was like

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and sort of puts everything into

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perspective for me when it comes to this

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case it's also really weird to think

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about because I graduated the same year

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as Lauren 2011 and to think that she

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would be around my age right now and has

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missed out on all these years you know

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that I've had since high school is just

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God it makes me sick to think about I

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think for most people high school feels

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like your life well it is your life is

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supposed to be just beginning it's so

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exciting it's so new you know and you

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feel sort of

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invincible to imagine that those years

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were her last years is just so

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unimaginably painful to think about all

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the things that she was planning to do

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with her life were just taken away from

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her like that and it was so so prevent

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mble and what's crazy is nobody not a

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single person could have predicted what

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would happen to her I mean not even

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Lauren could have possibly known and

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that's what makes this so upsetting to

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think about and why it is so important

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to raise awareness around breakup

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violence the warning signs were so small

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though practically non-existent I mean

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there were a few but no one could have

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imagined it would lead to murder and I'm

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sure you've already figured out by now

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that Lauren was killed by her boyfriend

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or her ex-boyfriend I should say and his

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name is Nathaniel fua just like Lauren

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Nathan was a student at Wayland High

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School and he was definitely known as

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being the popular attractive football

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star and he really was that guy in their

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high school I'm sure you can picture

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that guy from your own high school

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experience possibly or you know picture

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any movie the popular jock you know the

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person everyone liked the person and

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everyone wanted to be with that was

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Nathan everyone seemed to like Nathan

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everyone cheered for Nathan at the

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football games everyone was kind of

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jealous of him in general and especially

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when it came to his relationship Lauren

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and Nathan began dating in early high

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school and on the outside they seemed

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like the perfect couple Lauren was

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bubbly she was an outgoing theater girl

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and Nathan was the football guy however

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as you can imagine their relationship

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and I want to emphasize this was not

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perfect even though it may have seemed

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that way on the outside the two of them

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definitely did a lot of fighting there

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was a lot of you know breaking up

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getting back together breaking up

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getting back together just sort of the

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on and off again cycle and I get it I

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mean they're high schoolers so it's

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pretty normal I think to fight like that

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I mean even for adults I think fighting

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in relationships can be healthy can be

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normal but it gets to a point where it

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becomes unhealthy and can be dangerous

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and I truly believe Lauren was trying to

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you know figure out what she wanted in

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life figure out where her life was going

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and Lauren was really in a place at this

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point in her life where you know most

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high schoolers are when they're starting

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to think about their future where they

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want to go who they want to be in their

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future and she was really questioning

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things her friends were definitely not

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supportive of the relationship many of

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them had actually created a list for her

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or helped her kind of create a list of

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reasons why she should break up with him

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now this is something that there's no

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evidence Nathan knew about but I thought

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it was interesting to note that her

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friends knew that he was bad for her I

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don't think they knew they actually I

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know they have said that they couldn't

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imagine it would have ever gotten to the

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point that it did but they knew that he

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was not the right match for her for sure

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but as graduation approached and the

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reality of life really beginning at that

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point for Lauren which unfortunately

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wouldn't actually be the case for her

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but she was definitely feeling the

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pressure of figuring out what she wanted

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to do with her life and who she wanted

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to be in it and so just like she had

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before in the past she ended up breaking

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up with Nathan actually on her birthday

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and this time it was supposed to be

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permanent Lauren had been accepted into

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Elon University in North Carolina which

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is where she was planning on going in

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the fall and of course she was really

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looking forward to it as for Nathan he

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was going to go play football at Trinity

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College where he would be going and

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starting a new chapter of his life and I

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can only imagine that the timing just

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felt right to Lauren that they're both

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moving on with their lives so Lauren

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graduated high school single and she was

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looking forward to her last summer at

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home with her friends in fact her and

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her friends wanted to really kick off

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the summer with a pretty big party there

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was over 150 students invited and it was

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supposed to be this you know big

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celebration of life beginning High

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School ending you know all of that and

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even that had to be ruined for her by

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who else Nathan came to the party and

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just seemed intent on not allowing her

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to have fun he kept coming up to her

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trying to talk to her and her friends

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say that she was pushing him away not an

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aggressive way but just back up off me

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I'm trying to enjoy my time here we're

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broken up we're done leave me alone and

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he could not do it I mean she's trying

11:52

to have fun at this party not have a

11:54

serious conversation with her

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ex-boyfriend it just you know it's like

11:58

time and place dude and I'm sure they

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had had plenty of conversations about it

12:03

all in the past so she was just ready to

12:05

really move on and he could not let it

12:08

go Lauren even told her mom about how he

12:10

was acting that night saying that he was

12:12

harassing her that he was being super

12:14

invasive he just like I said he couldn't

12:17

Let It Go I mean he was just pissed off

12:20

pissed about Lauren breaking up with him

12:22

pissed that Lauren didn't want to talk

12:23

to him and pissed off about the fact

12:25

that Lauren seemed to be happy in fact

12:28

he was so pissed that during the party

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they had rented some type of you know

12:33

one of those tents that you see for

12:34

weddings or big parties that go outside

12:37

and he was so mad about Lauren not

12:39

wanting to talk to him that he went up

12:41

to one of the polls and punched it so

12:43

hard that the whole thing almost

12:44

collapsed and people had to rush up to

12:46

it and hold it up so that that wouldn't

12:48

happen at that point Nathan was asked to

12:51

leave but the damage had really been

12:53

done I mean the night was pretty much

12:56

ruined for Lauren by Nathan so that

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brings us to Sunday July 3rd 2011 Lauren

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spent her afternoon at the boutique

13:04

clothing store that she worked for at

13:05

her local mall and she can actually be

13:07

seen entering the mall on surveillance

13:09

footage and sadly this would actually

13:11

end up being one of the last times that

13:13

she was ever seen and after work Lauren

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had plans to hang out with a couple of

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her friends however she didn't end up

13:19

showing up and instantly they were

13:21

worried because it just wasn't like her

13:23

to not show up and to not you know at

13:26

least let them know that she wasn't

13:28

going to be there and her father Malcolm

13:30

was also really worried because she

13:33

always would check in with him even

13:35

though he knew that she did have plans

13:37

after work she was supposed to come home

13:40

and you know quickly touch bass before

13:42

heading back out with her friends and

13:43

when she didn't and this being so out of

13:46

character for her he instantly knew that

13:48

something was wrong and didn't waste any

13:50

time he immediately called the Wayan

13:52

police department and reported her as

13:54

missing and by that point all of her

13:56

friends really started to panic that no

13:59

one had heard from her word got around

14:01

town that she was missing and people

14:03

were starting to freak out and luckily

14:05

the police jumped right into action

14:08

which often times I don't get to say

14:10

when covering these cases oftentimes we

14:13

see the police being really hesitant to

14:15

take immediate action and so I really

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commend everyone here um not just the

14:20

place but also her friends and family

14:21

for knowing that something was wrong and

14:23

getting help immediately so the search

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for Lauren started right away and very

14:28

quickly into their search they actually

14:30

made a huge discovery that night

14:32

Lauren's red Jeep was found in the

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Wayland Town Beach parking lot with its

14:36

windows rolled down her purse and

14:39

computer were still inside but there was

14:41

no sign of Lauren and her dad remembers

14:44

driving to the beach as fast as he could

14:46

and this is heartbreaking but he

14:48

actually ran right out to the water

14:49

hoping that if she were out there that

14:52

he could help her but she wasn't there

14:54

and he sadly could not help her at this

14:58

point all of her friends were so

15:00

concerned that they actually spent the

15:01

night on the beach camped out hoping

15:04

Lauren would show up but she never did

15:07

officers obviously start asking her