[Video] Woman Allegedly Murders Boyfriend’s 6-Year-Old Daughter – Carts Child’s Body to Her Mother
Louisiana Woman Bunnak “Hannah” Landon, 43, was charged with first-degree murder and obstruction of justice after she was seen in a chilling video carting a chlorine bucket containing the body of her boyfriend’s slain 6-year-old daughter Bella Fontenelle before dumping it outside the home of the girl’s mother.
Landon lived with Bella’s dad and little sister on Donelon Drive. She allegedly killed the girl before placing her body into the bucket and taking it to nearby Sedgefield Drive. in the New Orleans suburb of Harahan at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bella’s father reported Bella and his girlfriend Hannah missing to police about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto told WDSU.
Police launched an investigation and went to the biological mom’s home, where they made the horrifying discovery in the bucket on the front lawn about an hour later.
“When they opened up the bucket, they found the 6-year-old deceased.” According to Sheriff Lopinto.
The New Orleans Advocate reported that Bella had been beaten and strangled, citing Jefferson Parish Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich.
Investigators canvassed the neighborhood and obtained surveillance footage from several homes, including a video showing a woman matching Landon’s description wheeling the bucket.
Landon was located at an area hospital at about 2 p.m. Wednesday and taken into custody.
The sheriff’s office said Landon had been transported to the hospital for an evaluation after she showed up at the Harahan Police Department. It was unclear what she was evaluated for.
Child's BODY FOUND in Bucket on Mother's Front Lawn.
Police believe the father's girlfriend, Hannah Landon, 43, is the primary suspect.
Apparently, neighbors' surveillance video showed Landon dragging a wagon with a bucket nearby, before the body had been found. She is facing… pic.twitter.com/FfPlu8Ll8q
— iCkEdMeL ☀🔎🔥 (@iCkEdMeL) April 27, 2023
⚠️ Disturbing Story : Hannah Landon (43) allegedly killed her boyfriend’s 6-year-old daughter, Bella Fontenelle, stuffed her body in a bucket, & used a wagon to drop her off in the biological mother’s yard.” I’ve linked the article from @lawcrimenews if you’d like more details ➡️… pic.twitter.com/B1jTvIWery
— True Crime with Laura🕵🏼♀️⚖️ (@Lauraonthecase) April 28, 2023
Neither of Bella’s biological parents is believed to have been involved in the gruesome killing, Lopinto said.
Cvitanovich, the coroner, said the preliminary autopsy showed Bella’s cause of death to be “manual strangulation along with blunt force injuries to the head,” WWL reported.
“I want to add that Bella’s body was intact, and contrary to public speculation, there was no dismemberment of any kind,” he said. “Child deaths are always terrible, especially ones like this that should not have happened. Quite honestly, it’s personal for all of us.”
“Child deaths are always terrible, especially ones like this that should not have happened. Quite honestly, it’s personal for all of us,”
According to court documents from 2021 cited by WDSU, Landon was named as a suspect in a country club incident that led to injuries on the face and hands of Bella’s mother.
Landon was cited for simple battery, but it’s unclear what the resolution of the case was after she filed a temporary restraining order against the child’s mother, claiming she feared she would suffer injury, loss, or damage, the outlet reported.
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