Nashville, NC-Police searching for man wanted for murder of his second wife, reinvestigating death of first wife
Nashville, NC- Authorities are on the hunt for a man who is wanted for a murder after his wife was found dead 30 miles away from the couple’s North Carolina home.
Police are searching for Rexford Lynn Keel, 57, whose whereabouts are unknown. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for first degree murder.
His wife, 38 year old Diana Alejandra Keel, was reported missing by her daughter on March 9 after learning she had not showed up for her job as an emergency room nurse for several days. Keel’s body was discovered three days later by Department of Transportation employees who were working along a remote route about 30 miles away from Nashville, NC.
Police are now reinvestigating the death of Keel’s first wife, Elizabeth Edward Keel, who died in 2006 in the same house Keel lives in today. At the time, her death was ruled as an accident and thought to be the result of a fall on the corner of the concrete steps in front of the house.
It is not yet known how Diana Keel died, however an autopsy was conducted on Wednesday and her death was ruled a homicide.
Keel was questioning on Tuesday in connection with the discovery of his wife;s body. He told police hat he had not seen her since Friday, but that it wasn’t uncommon for her to leave their home for long periods of time.
Police say Keel is driving a gold 1998 Chevy pickup with a North Carolina license plate BBM-9232.
“The most difficult aspect of this case is a 10-year-old son and an 18-year-old daughter are without their mother,” Sheriff Keith Stone said during a press conference on Wednesday.
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