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‘Feeling a lot of relief right now’: Sister of Tyler North responds to recent arrests

Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 11:29 AM EDT
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LESLIE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -

For two years, Tyler North has been missing. Now, a couple is charged with North’s murder and disappearance.

Troopers with Kentucky State Police arrested Lena Michelle Collet North, the former wife of Tyler North, and Jeremy Lewis, a former Leslie County Sheriff’s Deputy, Wednesday night.

Both are charged with murder.

“Throughout the investigation detectives with the Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard have gathered enough evidence to present to the grand jury,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Gayheart.

The arrest came after a lengthy two-year investigation into the disappearance of North.

The Leslie County Grand Jury returned indictments on Lena North and Lewis.

“Through several key pieces of electronic evidence, as well as video footage, detectives were able to place both subjects at the scene of the time at his disappearance," said Gayheart.

After two years of waiting, Tyler North’s sister, Michelle White, said a burden was lifted.

“Feeling a lot of relief right now, and just so thankful," said White.

White still wishes her brother was by her side.

“My brother’s my hero, someone I always looked up to, and to not have him here feels like I’m kind of asleep, from a nightmare, I just can’t wake up," said White.

Hoping for more answers.

“We pray to God that the truth comes out, and our family can finally know what happened and where my brother is," said White.

The pair was taken to the Leslie County Jail.

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