Leyanna’s remains were reportedly discovered in the backyard of a home in the 25000 block of Schuyler Road in Henderson, Maryland, on Feb. 16, 2022. According to police, the Maryland Forensic Sciences Division positively identified the remains as Leyanna’s.
Police say Leonard "Buddy" Church was identified as a suspect and was taken into custody. He was reportedly incarcerated in the Maryland Division of Corrections on unrelated charges.
According to police, Church was extradited to Delaware State Police Troop 3 on Monday, Feb. 21, and he was charged with first-degree murder. Church remains incarcerated at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $2 million bond, WMDT-TV reports.