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Man's Remains Found in Wife's Closet After 6 Years

NJ Woman Killed Husband in 2007, Hid Remains in Closet, Prosecutors Say

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=9106439

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VENTNOR, NJ - May 17, 2013 (WPVI) -- A Ventnor woman has been charged with murdering her husband six years ago, after police found his remains in a closet in her home.

61-year-old Loretta Doyle Burroughs was arrested Friday morning at her home in the 300 block of Hampshire Avenue.

Prosecutors say she stabbed to death her husband, 66-year-old Daniel Burroughs, back in August 2007, at the couple's then-home, on Leipzig Avenue in Mays Landing, NJ.

Daniel Burroughs was reported missing in September 2007. No trace of him was ever found.

Loretta Burroughs later moved to Ventnor.

Prosecutors say in February 2013, one of Daniel Burroughs' family members contacted the newly created Cold Case Unit of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

Investigators re-opened the case and obtained search warrants for Loretta Burroughs' home in Ventnor, and for a home she was planning to relocate to in Villas, Cape May County.

When they searched the Ventnor home, investigators found human remains positively identified as those of Daniel Burroughs. An autopsy on the remains is pending.

Loretta Burroughs is now behind bars, charged with murder and weapons offenses. A court appearance was scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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Re: Man's Remains Found in Wife's Closet After 6 Years

Well, she got away with it up to that point. She could have gotten rid of the body a little at a time & no one would have been the wiser.

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Re: Man's Remains Found in Wife's Closet After 6 Years

Now that lady had some skeletons in her closet-

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wonder if money was the motive or something else.

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*Update* Motive?

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wonder if money was the motive or something else.
I apologize. I should have done an update.

Supposedly, he wanted to move to Florida and she didn't.

I guess it was easier than a compromise in a demented mind.


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VENTNOR, NJ - May 17, 2013 (WPVI) -- A Ventnor woman has been charged with murdering her husband six years ago, after police found his remains in a closet in her home.

61-year-old Loretta Doyle Burroughs, was arrested Friday morning at her home in the 300 block of Hampshire Avenue.

Prosecutors say she stabbed to death her husband, 66-year-old Daniel Burroughs, back in August, 2007, at the couple's then-home, on Leipzig Avenue in Mays Landing, NJ.

Daniel Burroughs was reported missing in September, 2007. No trace of him was ever found.

Loretta Burroughs later moved to Ventnor.

Prosecutors say in February, 2013, one of Daniel Burroughs' family members contacted the newly created Cold Case Unit of the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

Investigators re-opened the case and obtained search warrants for Loretta Burroughs' home in Ventnor, and for a home she was planning to relocate to in Villas, Cape May County.

When they searched the Ventnor home, investigators found human remains positively identified as those of Daniel Burroughs in a closet. An autopsy on the remains is pending.

Loretta Burroughs is behind bars, charged with murder and weapons offenses. A court appearance was scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Daniel Burroughs' family had long suspected that his wife had something to do with this disappearance.

Those suspicions became a reality Friday, but what they didn't suspect was that she allegedly keeping his remains all those years.

"To know that she's kept him for 6 years is outrageous; it is unbelievable; it's indescribable. Who does these things?" said Carolyn Burroughs, the victim's daughter.

Carolyn Burroughs suspected her step-mother killed her father from beginning.

Loretta Burroughs had claimed Daniel left her for another woman.

"It was the same story," she said. "He left with another woman; just his bizarre stuff; that he picked up and didn't even take his watch, his wallet and his cell phone."

"She wasn't the grandma type that made you cookies and wants to give them to you in good faith," said family friend Robert Valiente. "She just had a lot of suspicions about her."

Friends gathered outside the Mays Landing home the couple shared back in 2007 as police searched the home for more evidence.

But one question remains, why did she do it?

Friends and family suspect the motive was Daniel's insistence the couple retire in Florida.

"She was absolutely Hell bent that she wasn't going to Florida, and he was Hell bent that they were going to Florida," Ron Roberts.


While the family is shocked by the developments, they also say there is a bit of closure. They will now be able to give Daniel Burroughs a proper burial.

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Re: Man's Remains Found in Wife's Closet After 6 Years

How dumb, six years to get rid of the body and she just keeps it. Eh, maybe she was a sicko and like looking at his dead body decompose over time.

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**Now Being Investigated in Second Husband's Death**

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PHILADELPHIA - May 23, 2013 (WPVI) -- Action News has learned police in Delaware County are re-examining the death of man in 1993 to see if his wife was involved.

Yeadon, Pennsylvania police tell us the death of Burrough's second husband, Joe Doyle, had originally been classified as drug-related.

They are taking a second look in light of the New Jersey charges.

Her first marriage ended in divorce. That ex is still alive. I guess that was too easy!

Loretta Burroughs was just charged with killing her third husband. Police say she chopped up his body and kept the remains in a closet in her Ventnor, New Jersey home.

Prosecutors say Daniel Burroughs had been killed back in 2007.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=9114438

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Re: Man's Remains Found in Wife's Closet After 6 Years

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Daniel Burroughs was reported missing in September 2007. No trace of him was ever found.
so they just... never searched the house? and I might be confused but it sounds like she seriously TOOK THE BODY WITH HER when she moved. how the fuck did she do that with nobody noticing, and how much time passed before she did it?

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A divorce would have been so much easier than killing him. Wonder if she regretted her actions & wanted to keep him close. Then again, we don't know if he was abusive or not. Maybe she felt she had no choice. Maybe someone will do an in-depth interview with her & find out her reasons. Bizarre story.

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A divorce would have been so much easier than killing him. Wonder if she regretted her actions & wanted to keep him close. Then again, we don't know if he was abusive or not. Maybe she felt she had no choice. Maybe someone will do an in-depth interview with her & find out her reasons. Bizarre story.

As weird as it sounds, maybe she didn't want him to leave her.

She didn't want to go to FL or divorce him, so it seems.

There aren't a lot of details yet.

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