Stephen McDaniel was talking to a media reporter about the disappearance of his neighbor Lauren Giddings and surprisingly it was discovered that he is the criminal behind her brutal murder.
This twisted murder story got worldwide attention and it got aired on the Discovery Channel in the name ‘A Time to Kill: What Happened to Lauren?’.
Who was Lauren Giddings?
Lauren Giddings was born on 18 April 1984 in Maryland, United States. She was a Christian by religion.
After completing high school, she was studying law at Mercer University. She was residing in Georgia Avenue apartments that were not so far from her university.
According to her classmates, she was a fun-loving person who never liked her classmate Stephen McDaniel and she called her a ‘creepy neighbor’.
Georgia was last seen on June 25, 2011, while she was buying some regular stuff on her way back to her apartment. After that day, she did not contact anyone and disappeared. Everyone assumed that she might be busy preparing for upcoming exams.
Shocking Discovery of Lauren Giddings’ Torso from Trash
On June 30, 2011, Lauren Giddings was reported missing by her friends. They filed a missing report at a nearby police station when they did not listen to her for 5 days.
During the search, a media company interviewed the next-door residents. Stephen McDaniel, who was also a classmate of Giddings appeared to be distressed during the interview.
Later, it was revealed that he has murdered Lauren Giddings.
The police officials started an investigation in the nearby places. They found a torso and some other limbs in different trash bins. After a forensic study of the body parts, it was discovered that they belonged to Lauren Giddings.
All About Stephen McDaniel–the Heinous Criminal
Stephen McDaniel was born in 1981 in Lilburn, Georgia. Glenda and Mark Daniel were his parents. He was a law student at Mercer School of law.
Mcdaniel was a classmate of Lauren Giddings and also her neighbor. His father was a ph.D degree holder who later chose to be a painter by profession.
He did not get proper attention from his parents as they were both busy with their jobs. They were astounded when they learned about the horrendous crime of their son.
How Stephen McDaniel Brutally Killed his Classmate Lauren Giddings?
It was discovered that he broke into Giddings’ apartment early in the morning on 26 June 2011.
The victim was shocked when he entered her residence by using a key he had somehow stolen.
He used a hacksaw to cut the innocent lady’s body parts and later dumped them into different trash bins. Her torso and some other limbs were discovered during the search but her head is still missing.
After committing this heinous crime he behaved like a strange person who knows nothing about Giddings’ disappearance.
When a media reporter interviewed him, he behaved oddly and was more interested in proving that he knows nothing about Lauren Giddings. He did not show any genuine grievance or concern about her classmate’s disappearance.
Police officials noticed that Mcdaniel was sweating and behaving strangely when they started investigating his room. He drank nearly 10 glasses of water.
Stephen McDaniel’s Motive behind Lauren Giddings’ Massacre
It was revealed that Stephen McDaniel had a strong hatred for women. His blog posts are all about depicting a negative picture of women. It was also reported that he had a history of misbehaving with girls.
His friends said that he once asked Lauren Giddings for a date, to which she refused bluntly as she was in a serious relationship with someone else.
McDaniel was arrested by the police after they found a hacksaw cover and a key to Giddings’ apartment from his house.
He confessed his crime in 2012 and was given a life sentence. The police officials reported that it was a big accomplishment because Stephen McDaniel was going to become a serial killer after this incident.
Today he is 41 years old and is still serving imprisonment in Valdosta State Prison.