Terry Christopher Speaks, right, and Margaret Sanchez are suspects in the death of a Bourbon Street stripper whose body parts recently washed ashore on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. (Associated Press)
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman suspected in the dismembering of a Bourbon Street stripper whose body parts washed up on the Mississippi coast has been booked with harboring a sex offender, boosting her bond from $250,000 to $1 million.
Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan of the Hancock County, Miss., Sheriff's Office says bond was raised on Tuesday for 28-year-old Margaret Sanchez of Kenner.
Sanchez is accused of harboring 39-year-old Terry Christopher Speaks — the second suspect in the death of 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart. Authorities say Sanchez and Speaks were living together at the time of their arrest in Tangipahoa Parish, on charges unrelated to the dancer's death. Neither has been charged in Lockhart's death.
Hancock authorities are handling information because the case involves law enforcement agencies in two states and three jurisdictions.