Louisiana Amber Alert leads to arrest of Daniel Callihan

A Louisiana mother and her child are dead, and her other daughter is recovering in a hospital after deputies say a domestic incident resulted in an abduction. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating the death of Callie Brunett, 35, of Loranger, and the disappearance of her two children, Jalie, 6, and Erin, 3, Thursday morning. The abduction led to a statewide Amber Alert and ultimately ended tragically in Jackson, Mississippi. Here is what we know about the case. Callie Brunett’s final hours: Brunett’s father told the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office that he last spoke to his daughter on Tuesday night. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, the father said nothing seemed off. He said Brunett was taking out the trash and did not reference being in any danger. On Wednesday, the father said he could not get in contact with Brunett and noticed she wasn’t home. He also reported that her car was missing. Brunett’s father reported Callie missing to the sheriff’s office Wednesday night but did not enter her trailer. On Thursday morning, Brunett’s father found her body covered in blood on the floor of her bedroom in her trailer. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office then released information to the media regarding the search for Brunett’s daughters. Amber Alert Issued: An Amber Alert was issued around 12:20 p.m. by the Louisiana State Police Department for the two missing girls. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office also began searching the woods with K9s as well as utilizing a helicopter. Shortly after the Amber Alert was issued, Sheriff Edwards gave an update on the case. He said that there was at least a 36-hour gap between when the family last spoke with Brunett and the realization that the children were missing. Edwards said they weren’t sure if the girls were still in the state, and stressed that residents call with any information on their whereabouts. Tip in Mississippi: Sheriff Edwards said deputies were alerted to a possible sighting of Brunett’s car in McComb, Mississippi. Later, officers were told that a license plate reader in Jackson captured Callie’s car somewhere in Jackson, Mississippi. Edwards said deputies were then sent to Jackson to investigate. Suspect arrested: Jackson authorities responded to a suspicious person report after a man was seen trying to enter multiple homes by checking doorknobs. When officers arrived on the scene, a man, Daniel Callihan, led officers on a chase. Soon, Callihan was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals. Edwards said Callihan led officers to a wooded area where Jalie Brunett was found alive in her mother’s car. Callihan then led officers to the body of Erin Brunett, who was found in a wooded area near Callie’s car. Jalie was taken to an area hospital for treatment. A Tangipahoa deputy drove her grandparents to Jackson to be with her. Suspect’s connection to family:According to Edwards, Callihan is a resident of Tangipahoa Parish. Edwards said Callihan was in a relationship with Callie, and they believe he is connected to her murder. Callihan said his officers had not yet interviewed him at the time the girls were found. Edwards also did not release a motive. Possible human trafficking: The Jackson Police Department held a news conference Thursday following the discovery of the girls and the arrest of Callihan. Jackson police Chief Joseph Wade said he contacted the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s human trafficking division after responding to the crime scene. “Based on the crime scene, what it looks like, this may be the place where there has been some human trafficking done,” Wade said. “We see cages, small animal cages. This is very, very disturbing to me as a police chief and as a father to witness and see what I saw.”Shortly after the news of the possible human trafficking site, Sheriff Edwards said the case was turned over to the FBI. What’s next?It is unclear when Callihan will be extradited back to Louisiana. He is expected to face charges in Tangipahoa Parish in connection with the death of Brunett. Callihan is currently in custody in Mississippi in connection with the death of Erin and the FBI investigation linked to the possible human trafficking site. It is possible that Callihan will make his first court appearance in Jackson on Friday in connection with the case.It is not known if Jalie remains in the hospital or if she has been released. Don’t see the timeline below? Click here. 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A Louisiana mother and her child are dead, and her other daughter is recovering in a hospital after deputies say a domestic incident resulted in an abduction.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating the death of Callie Brunett, 35, of Loranger, and the disappearance of her two children, Jalie, 6, and Erin, 3, Thursday morning.

The abduction led to a statewide Amber Alert and ultimately ended tragically in Jackson, Mississippi.

Here is what we know about the case.

Callie Brunett’s final hours:

Brunett’s father told the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office that he last spoke to his daughter on Tuesday night.

According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, the father said nothing seemed off. He said Brunett was taking out the trash and did not reference being in any danger.

On Wednesday, the father said he could not get in contact with Brunett and noticed she wasn’t home. He also reported that her car was missing.

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Brunett’s father reported Callie missing to the sheriff’s office Wednesday night but did not enter her trailer.

On Thursday morning, Brunett’s father found her body covered in blood on the floor of her bedroom in her trailer.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office then released information to the media regarding the search for Brunett’s daughters.

Amber Alert Issued:

An Amber Alert was issued around 12:20 p.m. by the Louisiana State Police Department for the two missing girls.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office also began searching the woods with K9s as well as utilizing a helicopter.

Shortly after the Amber Alert was issued, Sheriff Edwards gave an update on the case.

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He said that there was at least a 36-hour gap between when the family last spoke with Brunett and the realization that the children were missing.

Edwards said they weren’t sure if the girls were still in the state, and stressed that residents call with any information on their whereabouts.

Tip in Mississippi:

Sheriff Edwards said deputies were alerted to a possible sighting of Brunett’s car in McComb, Mississippi.

Later, officers were told that a license plate reader in Jackson captured Callie’s car somewhere in Jackson, Mississippi.

Edwards said deputies were then sent to Jackson to investigate.

Suspect arrested:

Jackson authorities responded to a suspicious person report after a man was seen trying to enter multiple homes by checking doorknobs.

When officers arrived on the scene, a man, Daniel Callihan, led officers on a chase.

Soon, Callihan was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals.

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Edwards said Callihan led officers to a wooded area where Jalie Brunett was found alive in her mother’s car.

Callihan then led officers to the body of Erin Brunett, who was found in a wooded area near Callie’s car.

Jalie was taken to an area hospital for treatment. A Tangipahoa deputy drove her grandparents to Jackson to be with her.

Suspect’s connection to family:

According to Edwards, Callihan is a resident of Tangipahoa Parish.

Edwards said Callihan was in a relationship with Callie, and they believe he is connected to her murder.

Callihan said his officers had not yet interviewed him at the time the girls were found.

Edwards also did not release a motive.

Possible human trafficking:

The Jackson Police Department held a news conference Thursday following the discovery of the girls and the arrest of Callihan.

Jackson police Chief Joseph Wade said he contacted the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s human trafficking division after responding to the crime scene.

“Based on the crime scene, what it looks like, this may be the place where there has been some human trafficking done,” Wade said. “We see cages, small animal cages. This is very, very disturbing to me as a police chief and as a father to witness and see what I saw.”

Shortly after the news of the possible human trafficking site, Sheriff Edwards said the case was turned over to the FBI.

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What’s next?

It is unclear when Callihan will be extradited back to Louisiana.

He is expected to face charges in Tangipahoa Parish in connection with the death of Brunett.

Callihan is currently in custody in Mississippi in connection with the death of Erin and the FBI investigation linked to the possible human trafficking site.

It is possible that Callihan will make his first court appearance in Jackson on Friday in connection with the case.

It is not known if Jalie remains in the hospital or if she has been released.

Don’t see the timeline below? Click here.

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