Broken Arrow police confirm DNA found at paper mill matches missing woman


    Broken Arrow police confirm DNA found at paper mill matches missing woman; Lauren Kidd

    The Broken Arrow Police Department confirms that DNA found at a McCurtain County paper mill matches that of missing 21-year-old Lauren Kidd.

    Kidd was reported missing to the Broken Arrow police on Tuesday, Oct. 30 after she hadn't been seen since Oct. 27.

    Police say she was last seen with her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Konner James Brunner.

    In early November of 2018, the investigation into the death of Kidd led investigators to a paper mill in Valliant, Oklahoma. Approximately 30 members of the Broken Arrow Police Department traveled to the mill and began to search through acres of material, police say.

    During the two-day search, some biological matter was located and collected as evidence, and today, BAPD received confirmation that the material belonged to Kidd.

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    Officers say Kidd was supposed to go to a Halloween party with her family on the day of her disappearance, but she never showed up or called.

    On Friday, Nov. 2, detectives brought Brunner in for questioning and said they found inconsistencies in statements he made regarding the whereabouts of Kidd.

    Broken Arrow homicide detectives say they were able to determine Kidd was shot inside Brunner's vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Broken Arrow, and her body was dumped in a recycling bin.

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