COUNCIL CHRONICLE – Arkansas authorities are mystified by an apparent murder-suicide case that had been uncovered mid-July. Following the discovery of Lawrence Bruick’s body, authorities went to his wife’s house to notify her regarding her husband’s death. The police officers found Bruick’s wife’s body inside a chest freezer.
Woman In Chest Freezer Died As a Result of Blunt Trauma to the Head
According to the police report, on the 10th of June, the authorities discovered Lawrence Bruick’s body near Mount Magazine. The homicide detective at the scene established that the late Arkansas man had taken his own life. His means of committing suicide has not been made public.
Several deputies were dispatched to the home of Lori Bruick, Lawrence’s wife. They were to tell the woman about her husband taking his life. The officers knocked on the door but received no answer.
Believing that Mrs. Bruick was away, the deputies left the house and returned the following day. The law enforcement officers began to suspect that something could have happened to Mrs. Bruick.
A police spokesperson declared that the deputies on the scene saw items lying around the house, a clear indicative that someone was at home but unable to answer.
Upon entering Mrs. Bruick’s home, the officers discovered several blood-stained clothes, some of them clearly belonging to a man. They’ve also found clues pointing to a struggle between Lori and an unknown aggressor.
A search of the garage revealed the fate that befell Lawrence’s widow – murdered and stuffed in a chest freezer.
The authorities surmised that Lawrence murdered his wife two days before committing suicide.
The coroner’s report revealed that Mrs. Bruick died as a result of blunt trauma to the head. Arkansas homicide detectives are still probing the case, trying to establish what pushed Lawrence to murder his wife.
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