WAYLAND (CBS) – Dozens of police were back in a marshy area of Wayland near the town beach Friday morning, searching for more evidence in the murder of 18-year-old Lauren Astley.

Her body was found in a marsh off river road on Monday.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports

Her ex-boyfriend, 18-year-old Nate Fujita, is being held without bail in the killing.

When asked why they had returned to the scene, Wayland Police Chief Robert Irving told WBZ NewsRadio 1030, “It’s a routine search to ensure they’ve found every bit of evidence in the case.”

By the end of the day, police had collected at least two bags of evidence.

Investigators aren’t commenting on what’s inside these bags, new evidence collected Friday as part of the case.

Comments (10)
  1. Willow says:

    Why does the public need a blow by blow account of what the police or anyone else is doing? I’m sure everyone who has seen this story is broken hearted and grieving along with her family and friends. Why can’t the media and investigators just gather their evidence, do what has to be done to bring the murderer to justice, and then let us all know if he gets a life sentence. I’m sorry, we just seem to beat every story to death.

  2. Amanda says:

    Well said.

    1. Willow says:

      Thank you!

  3. capt bill's girl says:

    bravo willow! let the police do their work unburdened by satellite trucks and medial of all mediums. too bad the police can’t set up a perimeter outside of their search area to really keep the press away. dad (nypd retired) spoke many times of “escorting” reporters away as the attempted to interview th family of a loved one at a crime scene. they told dad they were “doing their job.” “so am i” he would say as he put them on the correct side of the yellow tape.

    1. Willow says:

      Thank you. I’ll bet your dad was a great and caring man. The media may think they have the right to know everything, but they have no right to assume themselves into the private lives of people who have just suffered the most devastating event in their life. You’re dad was right, the media needed to let him do his job. Hope your dad is enjoying a wonderful and healthy retirement. :)

  4. Cinque says:

    Not for anything but isn’t there enough evidence already? Both sets of parents know he did it along with everyone else and from what we were told there was a multitude of damning evidence against him so what more did they really need?

    1. Willow says:

      Cinque, I think they still have to put him at the scene where the body was found. I’m sure they have an airtight case, but they’re not going to take any chances. Look what happened in the Casey Anthony case. I wish this young man would just please guilty and save everyone a lot of money. Why should Lauren’s parents have to suffer through a trial?

      1. Willow says:

        Sorry for the typo. Should have said, “plead guilty.”

  5. Italo says:

    How many days in a row is this going to be the lead story, as if nothing or nobody else newsworthy is happening since then in the Boston area??? I am extremely sorry about this tragedy, and for this young woman and the families involved. But there are no other such crimes, or other problems that are noteworthy, additionally going on around Boston’s neighborhoods and with its viewers right now? I think they just want to prolong keeping up an attractive young woman’s face on the Website’s main page–and if she weren’t, would they devote that much attention to her photo and the story..? Please let the investigators and the family do their work and have their privacy, and continue on with other more recent stories needing to be reported and discussed. I get so tired of the Casey Anthonyization of today’s broadcast news.

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