Kyle Crosby Husband of Mt. Laurel Mother Indicted on Murder

Today, Kyle Crosby was indicted on first-degree murder charges in connection to the death of his 26-year-old wife whose body was dumped in Maryland.

Crosby was indicted by a grand jury on one count of murder, one count of decreating human remains, one count of hindering apprehension and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.

Officers from the Mount Laurel Police Department were sent to their residence on January 7 for a wellness check after the older child failed to report to school that week.

Kyle Crosby signed a missing person report that day indicating he had not seen his wife since January 1. Further investigation led to a charge against Kyle Crosby filed on January 10 for endangering the welfare of a child due to the level of care he provided to the children in the absence of his wife.

He was taken into custody January 12, 2015 by Brooklawn police officers following a traffic stop and foot chase in Bellmawr, Camden County. In the trunk of the vehicle being driven by Crosby, investigators found several items they believe have evidential value in connection to her disappearance. 

Officials were able to locate the body thanks to a GPS system in Crosby's vehicle, and were able to use more than 8,600 coordinates to figure out Crosby had spent a significant amount of time along Old Fredrick Road, near the grove where Crippen's body was dumped. Three separate searches were conducted in the area by investigators from the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, Mount Laurel Police Department, Maryland State Police, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police and the New Jersey State Police.

It was determined by the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland that Crippen died from homicide by asphyxiation. Authorities said she was killed in the morning hours of Dec. 31 and her body moved to Maryland on January 8.