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Closet Killer? Ventnor Woman Kept Dead Husband Under Wraps for 6 Years

Loretta Doyle Burroughs, May 2013/Press of Atlantic City

Atlantic County Prosecutor’s indicted Loretta Doyle Burroughs Tuesday for keeping her husband locked in a closet. In containers.

After almost a year in the Atlantic County lockup in lieu of $2 million bail, Doyle Burroughs was formally indicted for murder and hindering her own apprehension, in connection with stabbing death of her husband, Daniel Burroughs.

Prosecutor’s say Loretta Doyle Burroughs, 62, killed her husband Daniel,66, when they lived on Leipzig Avenue in Hamilton Township in 2007.

Doyle Burroughs said at the time that her husband cheated on her and had left one day with another woman driving a yellow Hummer, never to return.

On May 17th, 2013, police said new information in the man’s 6-year missing person case lead them to get search warrants for the Ventnor home where Loretta Doyle Burroughs  was living.

Her husband’s remains were found in the closet at the home.

It appears that Doyle Burroughs had been carrying her husband’s remains with her for six years, moving at least three times along the way. At the time of her arrest, Doyle Burroughs was preparing to move again, this time to Villas, Cape May County.

Will questions about this shocking case now be revealed.  How was it possible that no one smelled anything unusual in all that time, especially given a rather suspicious missing person investigation?

Meantime, investigators are now interested in the circumstances of first husband’s death, in 1993, in Yeadon, Pa.

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