Amber Alert in Louisiana concludes with mother, child found dead

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The search for two missing Louisiana children has ended with one child alive and the other dead. The children’s mother, Callie Brunett, was found dead in her home, and her partner Daniel Callahan was arrested in Mississippi in connection with the homicides. The surviving child, 6-year-old Jalie Brunett, was found in Callahan’s car, while the body of 4-year-old Erin Brunett was discovered later; details at the crime scene suggested possible human trafficking involvement.


Tragic End to Search for Two Missing Louisiana Children

The search for two missing Louisiana children has ended tragically. Daniel Callahan was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, in connection with a homicide. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office informed by U.S. Marshals in Mississippi, after which a statewide Amber Alert was issued.

According to the sheriff’s office, Callahan led authorities to his car, where 6-year-old Jalie Brunett was found alive. He then guided officers to the body of 4-year-old Erin Brunett. Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade mentioned that the crime scene suggests possible human trafficking involvement, which is very disturbing.

Callahan was believed to be in a relationship with the girls’ mother, Callie Brunett, whom he is suspected of having killed. He was arrested after a brief chase following a suspicious person report in Jackson. An Amber Alert was issued for the missing girls by Louisiana State Police around 12:20 p.m.

Homicide investigation began Thursday morning on North Cooper Road in Loranger. Callie Brunett, 35, was found dead in her home after being missing for over a day. Her daughters, Jalie and Erin, were also reported missing.

According to Sheriff Edwards, Brunett’s father found her body Thursday morning on the floor of her bedroom, inside her trailer. He reported her missing on Wednesday as she hadn’t returned home since Tuesday afternoon. The incident is considered to be domestic.

There was a 36-hour gap between the last time the family spoke with Burnett and when the children were found missing. Deputies have not been able to interview Callahan as of now. The Tangipahoa Sheriff’s office released a statement expressing their condolences and thanking all those who assisted in the investigation.

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