USA: Woman (66) allegedly killed and burned her husband – News abroad

Harrisburg – A Pennsylvania woman allegedly murdered her husband and burned his naked body on the porch.

Evelyn Zigerelli-Henderson (66) and Carmen Henderson († 84) have been married for about 30 years. As a young woman, she worked as a court clerk and later ran for political office several times. He was a former deputy sheriff.

A police press release stated that police officers were called to the couple’s house at 5 o’clock in the morning to investigate the deaths. Evelyn Zigerelli-Henderson herself dialed the emergency number – albeit with a delay, as she later admitted, but could not explain.

When investigators questioned her about her husband’s death, she changed her statement several times: first, she claimed to have committed suicide. She then claimed that he had accidentally lit himself after smoking a cigarette on the porch. The sixty-six-year-old man became increasingly embroiled in controversy.

Searching the body, the coroners also found fly larvae in the mouth and nose of the victim, suggesting that the man had been dead for some time. The exact cause of death has not yet been announced.


Evelyn Zigerelli-Henderson allegedly killed her husband and burned him on the porch of their houseFoto: Susquehanna Township police department/Google Maps

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Evelyn Zigerelli-Henderson allegedly killed her husband and burned him on the porch of their housePhoto: Police Department in Susquehanna Township / Google Maps

According to the authorities, the couple was in debt. The alleged killer said that she spent all her savings on holidays and wellness facilities such as day spas. They also lacked $ 40,000 in a second mortgage – and the couple’s home was threatened with seizure. Zigerelli-Henderson also mentioned her husband’s $ 10,000 life insurance policy.

Zigerelli-Henderson has now been charged with murder, arson and arson resulting in death. She is being held in Dauphin County Prison – her bail has been denied. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday.