Investigators used a GPS device that was in a New Jersey man’s vehicle to find the body of his wife, who had been missing since New Year’s Eve, along the side of a rural road in Maryland, a New Jersey prosecutor said Wednesday.
The body of Erica Crippen, 26, was found under branches and brush in Sykesville, Maryland, on Tuesday; she was wrapped in a blanket; her arms, legs and neck were bound with an electrical cord and duct tape was on her face and nose, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said.
Crippen’s husband, Kyle Crosby, 28, was charged in January with murder in his wife’s death. He remained in jail Wednesday. Court and jail records didn’t list a lawyer for him.
Bernardi said that after Crosby’s arrest, investigators found a GPS device in his Ford Taurus that contained 8,500 points, or what the prosecutor characterized as ‘bread crumbs’ that showed where the vehicle had stopped.
Crippen’s body was found less than 100 feet from one of the points, Bernardi said.
It’s unclear how or when Crippen died but authorities believe Crosby dumped her body either on the evening of January 10 or morning of January 11, Bernardi said.
Source: Farrah Gray