Warrant: Hacksaw found at slain law grad's complex

August 4, 2011 - 8:00 AM

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a hacksaw has been recovered at the Macon apartment complex where a recent law school graduate was found slain and dismembered and where both she and the classmate accused of killing her lived.

Stephen Mark McDaniel is charged with murder in the death of Lauren Giddings, a 27-year-old from Laurel, Md., who was last seen June 25. Five days later, police found her torso wrapped in plastic in a garbage bin beside the building. Authorities are still searching for other remains.

The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/qkif2w ) the arrest warrant served on the 25-year-old McDaniel on Tuesday says investigators found the saw's packaging material inside his apartment.

McDaniel, of Lilburn, appeared in court Wednesday. His attorney, Floyd Buford, requested a commitment hearing, which is scheduled for Aug. 17.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com