An Oklahoma man who allegedly killed his wife, a Roxbury NJ woman, has been charged with first degree murder.
The suspect is a resident of LeFlore County in Oklahoma. He was married to the victim, a 23-year-old woman who previously lived in Roxbury, New Jersey before moving to Oklahoma.
The couple got married in 2008. Just one year later, the victim was found dead on a mountaintop in Heavener, Oklahoma.
Now, several years later, law enforcement has connected the suspect to the killing and filed criminal charges against him. The suspect faces charges for first degree murder and unlawful disposal of a body.
Detectives said that the suspect killed his wife and then sought assistance from his mother in an attempt to cover up the murder by getting rid of the victim’s body. The suspect’s mother faces criminal charges for being an accessory after the fact.
According to authorities, the suspect and the victim had a daughter. Depending on the findings of investigators and the outcome of the homicide case, the suspect’s custody rights could be in jeopardy.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Husband, Mother-in-Law Charged in Killing of N.J. Native.”