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Murder suspect reveals location of victim's body in police interviews

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Todd Byrd doesn't give his side of the story to police. He tells the detective he just got out of prison. Todd Byrd doesn't give his side of the story to police. He tells the detective he just got out of prison.
Monica Mudd, a suspect in the case, led investigators to the remote location days after Hassler was reported missing. Monica Mudd, a suspect in the case, led investigators to the remote location days after Hassler was reported missing.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -

Police interviews with two people accused of kidnapping and murdering a young mother contain shocking details of what happened to the young woman. 

Police found 19-year-old Meagan Hassler's body in a ravine near the Jefferson-Bullitt County line on June 23. Monica Mudd, a suspect in the case, led investigators to the remote location days after Hassler was reported missing. 

"I didn't think he was gonna do that to her," she said to police about co-defendant Todd Byrd. 

Mudd tells investigators she and Byrd confronted Hassler about stolen drugs, clothes and jewelry. 

They forced her into a car and Mudd claims she gave Hassler some advice. 

"You're gonna learn how to quit lying, quit stealing and start respecting people because the way you're living, you're gonna end up pissing off the wrong person and they're gonna do something bad to you," she recounted to a homicide detective. 

Hassler, the mother of a young boy, would be killed soon after. 

At first, Mudd claims she wasn't there when it happened. She says Byrd dropped her off before the murder. After more questioning, she changes her story and draws a map for police to find Hassler's body. 

"He shot her in the (inaudible) head and then pushed her down," she explained. 

Mudd often tells the detective she's scared of Byrd, even claiming he planned to go back to the scene of the crime. 

"He wanted me to go with (him) to cut her up in pieces and put her in a bag and bury her and I said no," she said. 

Unlike Mudd, Byrd doesn't give his side of the story to police. He tells the detective he just got out of prison. 

"If I'm going to jail, I'd rather just go on go to jail. To be honest with you, I don't have nothing to say," he said in the interview. 

Police did take Mudd and Byrd to jail. They both face murder and kidnapping charges. 

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