Laurel elementary teacher killed, vehicle missing

Published 12:36 am Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Police say two suspects are in custody in connection with the death of a school teacher whose body was found in her Laurel home.

Police Sgt. Michael Reaves said authorities plan to file capital murder charges in the death of Rebecca Pruitt, a 29-year-old second-grade teacher at Mason Elementary School.

An autopsy was being performed Monday on Pruitt. Authorities believe she was attacked before a fire was started in the home she and her husband shared on West 15th Street.

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Reaves says Pruitt’s husband was at work Sunday.

Authorities said they found the victim’s missing vehicle behind a residence. Reaves said authorities “are in the field, wrapping up some loose ends.”