Who is Laura Schwartzenberger? Laura Schwartzenberger Bio/Wiki
Laura Schwartzenberger, an FBI special agent, was a former prosecutor specializing in child po*n cases. According to FBI Chief Christopher Wray, she is one of two agents murdered while seeking to execute an arrest warrant in Sunrise on Tuesday.
Since 2005, FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger has worked for the FBI, specializing in crimes against children.
SOMBER SALUTE: 2 FBI agents were killed in the line of duty during a shootout while serving a warrant in Sunrise. The bodies were given a full escort to the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office. 3 more agents were injured in the shooting. @WPLGLocal10 #News pic.twitter.com/MTS016qsSI
— Terrell Forney (@TerrellWPLG) February 2, 2021
She was 43 years old.
She was assigned to the Innocent Images National Initiative of the Miami Field Office, which goes after persons involved in the online abuse of minors, including the manufacture, distribution, and reception of child po*n and se*tortion.
FBI Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger previously gave young students lessons on online safety and cyber crimes, per online posts from a Florida school. From 2016 and 2020: pic.twitter.com/percOzyzt9
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) February 2, 2021
In order to get them to pay a ransom, Se*tortion is a fraud whereby con-artists try to persuade victims that they have se*ually compromising images and videos of them.
In 2018, Schwartzenberger shared her crime expertise with CBS News 12 and expressed concern for the victims. “For the victim, it is very traumatizing,” she said. “There’s their reputation on the line.”
BREAKING: FBI identifies agents killed in Sunrise FL: Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger. The @CBS12 I-Team interviewed Schwartzenberger in 2018. pic.twitter.com/aCfXBnKEDC
— Danielle Waugh (@DanielleCBS12) February 2, 2021
Schwartzenberger claimed in the complaint she wrote that she received instruction on effective investigation methods for these violations, including the use of surveillance, undercover, and the preparation and execution of warrants for arrest and search.
— Sheli Muñiz (@SheliNBC6) February 2, 2021
How She Was Killed
In an apartment complex named Reflections, 10100 Reflections Boulevard West, between North Nob Hill Road and Hiatus Road, Schwartzenberger was killed while trying to serve an arrest warrant for a child po*nography suspect.
FBI Director Chris Wray on today’s shooting in FL: “Tragically, the FBI lost two of our own today.”
Special agent Daniel Alfin and special agent Laura Schwartzenberger were the 2 killed while executing a search warrant in Sunrise, FL. Three other agents were shot and wounded. pic.twitter.com/cB7tCaqpoX
— Ryan Lucas (@relucasz) February 2, 2021
The attacker had barricaded himself inside his house, according to the police, and started shooting. The perpetrator is dead now.