Aug 02

Macon Police and District Attorney To Meet Today To Discuss Lauren Giddings Case

Stephen McDaniel

Stephen McDaniel

Today a meeting is scheduled between Macon Police Department and the District Attorney’s office to discuss all that the police know about the case so far.

The FBI is still analyzing over 200 pieces of evidence, and Stephen McDaniel is still a person of interest in the case, but unfortunately, that is all the public knows so far.  Originally the police had said that there were two persons of interest in the case, however, they have strayed away from using that term in this case further.

The funeral for Giddings is scheduled for this week, and the family thinks that this will help bring them some closure into the death of their loved one.  Giddings torso was released to the family last week for cremation.  The obituary states the Giddings died on June 26, 2011 which is the day after Giddings was last known to be alive.

The date was chosen by the family for the obituary because they do not know an official date of death, and chose a day that makes sense to them, until they get confirmation otherwise.  The family says that this is not a date the police gave them.  They chose this day on their own.

The funeral is scheduled this upcoming Saturday in Maryland, Giddings native state.

Lauren Teresa Giddings -MACON – Lauren Teresa Giddings, 27, died June 26, 2011 in Macon, Georgia where she has been residing since 2008. She was born on April 18, 1984 in Takoma Park, MD to William “Bill” and Karen (Payne) Giddings. She grew up and resided in Laurel until she moved to Georgia. She was a member of St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church and attended St. Mary’s School from kindergarten to eighth grade. She graduated from Atholton High School in Columbia in 2002 where she played field hockey and softball. In 2002, she moved to Georgia and attended Agnes Scott College until 2006 when she graduated with a major in political science, minored in religious studies and played softball. After graduation she returned home and worked for the National Center for Public Policy in Washington, DC before pursuing a career in Law. In 2008, Lauren started at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law where she was the President of the Federalist Society. She graduated on May 14, 2011 with a Juris Doctorate Degree. -Lauren is survived by her beloved parents, Bill and Karen Giddings; loving sisters, Kaitlyn Wheeler and her husband Daniel and Sarah Giddings; paternal grandparents, Norman and Janet Giddings; maternal grandparents, Kathy Payne and the late Paul Payne. She is also survived by her Godson Ory Docal, many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, and her special Pekingese Poodle Butterbean. -A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church, 114 St. Mary’s Place, Laurel, MD 20707 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. Inurnment will follow at Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Scaggsville, MD. Memorial donations will be made to the Lauren Teresa Giddings Fund where proceeds will go to the Special Olympics: Lauren Teresa Giddings Fund, St. Mary of the Mills Church, Attn: Giddings Family, 114 St. Mary’s Place, Laurel, MD 20707. -Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. -Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements. Lauren Giddings

— Obituary Published by the Macon Telegraph on July 31, 2011

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