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New Jersey Woman Convicted of Dismembering, Moving With Ex-Husband

A Jersey Shore woman was convicted of killing and dismembering her husband then moving at least twice with the remains -- keeping the body parts in her closet for years.

After a four-day trial, an Atlantic County jury found Loretta Doyle Burroughs, 63, of Ventnor, guilty in the stabbing death of her husband, 66-year-old Daniel Burroughs. The jury also found her guilty of hiding her husband's remains.

Burroughs was accused of stabbing Burroughs to death inside the couple's Hamilton Township home in 2007. Prosecutors said she stuffed parts of the man into two containers. He was listed as missing for six years as Burroughs told people that her husband left her.

In 2013, crime scene investigators found the remains while inside Burroughs' Ventnor home while executing a search warrant for documents related to an embezzlement case. They found the containers in a closet. Officials believe the man's body was moved several times.

"From what I understand, they were there to look for some bank records for embezzlement," said Danny's daughter, Caroline Burroughs. "They weren't there looking for my father. They just stumbled upon him."

Burroughs was charged with murder and hindering her own apprehension. The jury deliberated for two hours Tuesday before returning a guilty verdict on both charges.

She is scheduled for sentencing for April 22, 2015 at 9 a.m.

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