Ventnor Woman Charged With 2007 Murder After Human Remains Found In Closet

VENTNOR, NJ (CBS) – A Ventnor woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of her husband, who went missing six years ago.

On Friday, detectives arrested Loretta Doyle Burroughs, 61, for the murder of her husband, Daniel Burroughs, 66.

Daniel Burroughs went missing back in September 2007, when the couple lived in Mays Landing. While authorities investigated the case at the time, it eventually went cold.

In February 2013, a family member of Daniel Burroughs contacted the Atlantic City Cold Case Unit, and the case was reopened.

Detectives searched Loretta Burroughs’ home on Friday, where they found human remains inside a closet that were positively identified as Daniel Burroughs.

Loretta Burroughs is now charged with murder and weapons offenses.

Autopsy results on the body of her husband are pending.

Authorities say that following the death of her husband, Loretta Burroughs moved to Ventnor. She was in the process of selling her Ventnor home to move to Cape May County.

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