Mother and 4-year-old daughter murdered, suspect caught

LORANGER, LA – A 35-year-old unnamed woman and her 4-year-old daughter were brutally murdered, leading to the arrest of 36-year-old Daniel Callihan. The suspect, previously involved in on-and-off relationships with the victim, was identified and apprehended in Jackson, Mississippi, on June 15th by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, as announced on their social media.

Daniel Edwards, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff, described the murders as “unspeakable crimes.” He asked the public to extend their prayers to support the bereaved family.

Callie Brunett and her two children were declared missing after her lifeless body was discovered in her home in Loranger, Louisiana. This prompted an amber alert, which ultimately led to locating Callihan and the two children in Jackson, Mississippi. The older child was found alive but wounded, while the body of 4-year-old Erin Brunett was discovered in a nearby vicinity.

Chief Joseph Wade of the Jackson Police Department expressed his profound grief over the incident. He stated their priority now is to determine the cause of Erin’s death and process the crime scene meticulously. Wade also revealed some disturbing findings pointing to potential human trafficking activities at the location where the children were found.

Investigators are yet to bring to light the motives behind the alleged abduction and murder, opting to focus on Callihan’s interrogation and interviews with the surviving child. The Jackson Police Department encourages anyone with valuable information to come forward and help the investigation by contacting them.