MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the remains of slain law school graduate Lauren Giddings are scheduled to be released to a Macon funeral home Tuesday for cremation.


Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said the Giddings family is preparing for a funeral service in her home state of Maryland in early August.


Police found Giddings’ torso outside her apartment building on June 30. Authorities have been awaiting results of FBI lab testing on items such as blood, fiber and fingerprints that could help determine who killed and dismembered the 27-year-old recent graduate of Mercer University’s law school.


Macon police Maj. Charles Stone said in a statement Tuesday that FBI officials told him their investigation is moving smoothly, but the process takes time. Police plan to provide an update on the investigation Wednesday.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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