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Woman who left pregnant friend to die is still at large, police say

July 15th, 2014 9:27 am by Tyler Jett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Woman who left pregnant friend to die is still at large, police say

Calhoun, Ga., police are still looking for Francis Leming, who is accused of abandoning her friend as she was dying of an overdose.Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A woman accused of abandoning her pregnant, dying friend remains at large more than a month after her friend's death.

Calhoun, Ga., police Lt. Tony Pyle said investigators think Francis Leming fled the state after 24-year-old Haley LeAnn Stanley was found dead in her car June 11. Leming is wanted on charges of reckless conduct and involuntary manslaughter.

Pyle said the department received an anonymous tip that Leming is in Ohio, but they do not know where.

Though police are still waiting for the results of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation toxicology report, detectives believe Stanley died June 9 of a heroin overdose. She had been in the Riverview Apartments with Leming and David Bastin. When the other two realized that Stanley was going to die, police say, Bastin put Stanley in the passenger seat of her own car, drove her to an abandoned parking lot and left her to die.

Our partners at the Times Free Press have more on the case.

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