Search for Missing Teen Ends In Tragedy

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Nineteen-year-old Judilianna Lawrence had been missing since Friday when she didn't come home from school. Now authorities believe they may have found her body.

For the past two days, El Paso County Detectives and Search and Rescue crews have searched a wooded area off of B Street near Ft. Carson. But, they hadn't been able to find any evidence of her whereabouts until 4 p.m. Monday when they found her body on Old Stage Road.

Authorities believe she was with a friend before she disappeared. That friend, Fort Carson soldier, 21-year-old Specialist Robert Marko, has been arrested and is in the custody of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

"He has given us some information. Not all of it has turned out to be accurate, so we're trying to take what we get and use what we can to piece together the pieces of this puzzle," said Lt. Lari Sevene with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

The Lawrence family had offered a $5,000 reward to anyone with information about Judi's disappearance.