A suspect in the disappearance of former “Bridalplasty” contestant Lisa Marie Naegle has been arrested, and the case is being treated as a homicide, TheWrap has learned.
LAPD detectives and the L.A. Coroner’s office headed to the suspect’s home on Tuesday afternoon, where Naegle’s body is expected to be found, according to the LAPD’s public information office.
Jackie Jerome Rogers was detained for questioning by police after Naegle was reported missing on Monday. Security camera footage from the restaurant where she was last seen reportedly showed Naegle getting into Rogers’ car early Sunday morning.
According to TMZ, Rogers confessed to killing Naegle with a hammer and burying her in his backyard in Inglewood, California.
Naegle disappeared after attending a birthday party at the Alpine Village Restaurant in Torrance, California, on Saturday night. She did not return home that night, and did not show up to her job as a nurse the following day.
Naegle’s husband, Derek Harryman, told KTLA that his wife sounded drunk when they spoke on the phone, and that he and her family reported her missing on Monday after reviewing the security camera footage from the restaurant. “There’s video footage that was just discovered from Alpine Village within the last hour showing my wife getting into a black SUV,” Harryman said.
TMZ reported on Tuesday that Rogers, who was at the bar with Naegle on Saturday, was being held on suspicion of murder. LAPD confirmed that they had detained and questioned a person of interest in the case, but did not release any further details.
Naegle competed on the E! reality series “Bridalplasty” in 2010. The widely criticized show saw 12 brides-to-be competing for a wedding and a complete plastic surgery makeover.