Logan Kyle, 22, had already served his country numerous times. Four years prior, he’d graduated high school and went into the army, eventually finding himself shipped off to Iraq. The army had a positive influence on him and before long, he found himself moving up in the ranks.
By the time he returned home, Logan had become a corporal with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Still, it was about time he returned home and put some effort into another important part of his life: his already rocky marriage.
High School Sweethearts
Logan Kyle and Shelena Gayler had been high school sweethearts at William Henry Harrison High School. When he graduated, Kyle worried that he might lose touch with a woman who, at that point, had been truly the love of his life. They were married in 2016, but thanks to Kyle’s secret passions, the marriage was rocky right from the start.
Eventually, Shelena decided that she could not come to terms with her husband’s peculiar predilections and they separated while he was in Iraq. when he returned home, Kyle began dating Sarah Parker (pictured above), a woman he’d met on a dating website. Things were going well between them until Shelena reappeared. She wanted to make things work between them.
Death in The Family
Kyle and Shelena got back together and she moved into the on-base home they shared at Fort Polk in Louisiana. But there was something between them still, an animosity that Kyle couldn’t seem to come to terms with. One dreadful night, Kyle’s rage and frustration won out. He strangled Shelena to death in their bathroom.
So what did Shelena do to put Kyle over the edge? She had threatened to reveal Kyle’s deepest, darkest secret to his Army superiors. This secret was something that would not only end his army career, it could also potentially ruin his life if found out. Manly though he seemed in his Army day job, Logan Kyle still liked to dress as a woman in private.
The 22-year-old fire team leader was secretly a fully-fledged cross-dresser. It was a secret passion, one that had put significant strain on his relationship with his wife, and would no doubt have given his girlfriend Sarah pause as well once she found out. This secret wasn’t just something Kyle did in the privacy of his bedroom, either.
When he was in the mood, Kyle wore full make-up, women’s wigs, and feminine clothing, but not just for sex. In fact, Kyle had a desire to become fully trans. He had even confided in some friends that he even contemplated having a sex change once he left the army. Of course, that was only once he left. If they found out beforehand, there could be consequences.
Shelena could not accept his life in drag and had threatened to out him because of it. Sarah Parker, on the other hand, supposedly embraced it. She told him that she would love him no matter who he was. Once he had killed his wife, there was only one place left to go. He had to try and reconnect with Sarah, and dispose of the body of course.
Kyle carefully packed Shelena’s body into the trunk of his Nissan and drove off. It was an hour and a half to Sarah’s house, and the two hadn’t spoken for weeks, but he knew deep down that she would be there for him. Surely Sarah would understand why he had killed Shelena. Maybe she’d even help him dispose of the body.
As it happened, Kyle showed up on a perfect day. Sarah was moving out of her children’s father’s home and back to her own father’s house. So she could use the help. Kyle spent most of that Sunday moving her stuff to and fro, using mostly her car – mainly because he didn’t have the free trunk space.
Jackie Parker, Sarah’s father, recalled how polite and respectful the former Army man seemed that day. He was clean-cut, clean-shaven, and good-mannered. Seeing this handsome, young man laughing and helping his daughter move, he could never have expected that just a few hours earlier he’d killed his own wife.
Once they were done moving, Sarah decided to take her two young children, After moving her stuff back, Sarah decided to take her children, two-year-old Jakob, and 18-month-old Lisette, to her grandmother’s house for a visit. Grandma June lived an hour north, so she asked Kyle to come with them.
While Sarah was seeing to her children, Kyle took the opportunity to transfer his dead wife’s body to the trunk of Sarah’s car. When she returned to the car, Sarah sensed something was off. Whether it was a smell, a sixth sense, or some other indicator, she knew that Kyle had done something horrible and she was about to find out about her own involvement in the whole affair.
Threats And Burial
Somehow, Sarah managed to get word to her grandmother about the crazy man in her car and the dead body he’d apparently smuggled into the trunk of her red Ford Taurus. Sarah confronted Kyle about the body and he told her that if she didn’t help him dispose of the body, he would kill her and her two young children.
Nevertheless, the 24-year-old woman remained calm. She stalled, driving around the area trying to talk Kyle down. Eventually, her grandmother got the tip to the local police, who flagged down the red car and pulled them over. Rather than take just Kyle into custody, the police proceeded to arrest both he and Sarah Parker.
Hostage or Accomplice?
As far as Sarah’s family was concerned, she and her children had been held hostage by a mad murderer. The police had a very different interpretation of events, however. They insist that Sarah was a willing participant in Kyle’s attempt to dump the body in a nearby river. But was Sarah a hero, or an accomplice?
Currently, Sarah is being held in Lake Charles and is facing charges that could result in her spending upwards of 40 years in prison. Kyle, on the other hand, is in military custody and is being investigated by the US Army. He is likely to face a dishonorable discharge and jail time at the very least. Meanwhile, Jackie Parker is fighting for his daughter’s exoneration.
Jackie insists that if it wasn’t for his daughter driving Kyle around and stalling him for hours, the police would never have been able to locate Shelena’s corpse or prove that he was the one that killed her. “Kyle said he would kill her and her kids, and probably me too,” Jackie said. “She kept calm and stalled knowing the police would eventually come.”
Despite all the talk of Sarah and her children being threatened, the police have indicated that they have evidence to suggest that she wasn’t coerced or threatened in the least. Though they have not seen fit to divulge what that evidence is at this time. Still, Sarah’s family remains convinced of her innocence.
Sarah’s aunt even told DailyMail.com that she knows someone in law enforcement, though not the lead detective, that there is empirical proof of Kyle threatening Sarah and their family. “She was in fear not only for her life but for the lives of her two young children.” Sarah is currently in jail on a $60,000 bond but seems to be upbeat.
The subsequent investigation into the whole sordid affair has also made certain that everyone in the world, including the US Army, now knows about Logan Kyle’s secret double life in drag. In the end, Kyle’s murderous decision ruined the lives of so many more people than just his own. It’s doubtful many will be shedding a tear for his lost privacy in this particular matter.
Military Drag Queen’s Double-Life Exposed After Soldier’s Arrest For Murder is an article from: LifeDaily