The two were reportedly last seen at LaPierre's home in the 12000 block of Apollo Drive. When detectives arrived at the home, they "discovered a bloody scene," and their investigation revealed that LaPierre had been beaten to death with a hammer, the Sheriff's Office says.
According to the Fort Myers News-Press, authorities discovered bloody towels, a bloody rake, and bloody body-drag marks throughout the house. LaPierre's mother reportedly became concerned after not hearing from her daughter for a few days, and she found LaPierre's home covered in blood.
On Feb. 20, the Sheriff's Office says Lally was arrested in Jacksonville, where he fled after fatally beating his girlfriend.