Kyle Crosby charged with murder of his missing wife

Kyle Crosby charged with murder of his missing wife

Kyle Crosby, Husband of missing NJ woman charged with murder, Crosby was taken into custody Monday evening by Brooklawn police officers following a traffic stop and foot chase in Bellmawr, Camden County.

In the trunk of the vehicle Crosby was driving, investigators found several items that police said could be in connection with her disappearance. Investigators are pursuing additional leads with respect to her whereabouts but hadn’t located her as of press time.

Crippen was a mother of two from Mount Laurel who had been missing since Dec. 31. She lived with Crosby and two children, a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, and their 3-month-old daughter, police said.

After the older child failed to report to school for a few days, Mount Laurel Police went to the home for a wellness check on Jan. 7, which is when, Bewley said, Crosby signed a missing person report indicating he had not seen his wife since Jan. 1. After further investigation, on Jan. 10 Crosby was charged with endangering the welfare of a child due to the level of care he provided to the children in the absence of his wife, police said.

The existence of the charge allowed police to execute the traffic stop on Jan. 12 and detain Crosby. The investigation is being conducted by detectives from the Mount Laurel Police Department, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit.

According to reports, Crippen was last seen with Crosby at the P.J. Whelihan’s in Cherry Hill on Dec. 30. Family members held a vigil at the Moorestown Mall on Jan. 9, then on Jan. 10, a search party formed to look for her around Sicklerville and Williamstown, where Crippen and Crosby have ties, according to reports.