Police searched Santini's home but didn't find her body, and her vehicle was also missing.
Officers issued a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) for Santini and her vehicle, and on Oct. 12, the car was discovered abandoned in LaPlace. Santini was not with the vehicle, but a search of it uncovered more evidence of foul play, along with information about various places the vehicle had visited since Santini went missing.
While investigating those locations, a Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputy found Santini's body near Louisiana Highway 63 on Oct. 19. According to WAFB-TV, her remains were discovered on a dirt road in the woods.
WAFB reports that Santini was stabbed and strangled to death following an argument at her home.