After the Sarrans discovered the location to the Mellanby's base, the family attempted to drive them away using vibroshock weapons. Once this had apparently been done, Hal and Dayna returned to the base leaving Lauren to keep watch and check for damage. Unknown to her, the Sarran leader Chel had spotted her location. The Sarrans approached her unseen and took her captive.
Avon and Dayna later found her corpse strung up as a warning to others.