Arrests made in case of girl whose remains were found in Oregon last year

Lincoln County, Oregon: The Oregon state police have issued an alert stating that the remains of a child found last December in a duffle bag in the H.B. Van Duzer Scenic Corridor have been identified and two arrests have been made.

 

On October 4, 2021 Parabon Nano Labs returned results from DNA tests to the Oregon State Police indicating that the remains has been identified as 9-year-old Haley Mae Coblentz.

 

Haley was born in Colorado and had lived with her biological mother and her mother's girlfriend in multiple places throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since 2015.

 

At the time of her death, Haley was not reported missing.

 

When her remains were found, officers estimated that she had been deceased between 30-60 days, and appealed to the public for assistance in identifying her. A month after she was found, they released a sketch approximating her appearance in order to obtain more leads.

 

Haley's mother, 29-year-old Shawna Browning and 34-year-old Lauren Harrison were both located in Detroit, Michigan on November 30, 2021.

 

Agents with the Detroit office of the FBI and Oregon State Police Investigators conducted a search warrant on their vehicle and hotel room, and the pair were arrested on a Lincoln County, Oregon warrant for aggravated murder.

 

They remain in custody in at the Andrew S. Baird Detention Facility in Michigan without bond and have a court date scheduled for January 4, 2022.