Missing woman’s husband charged with her murder

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By My Fox Philly

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – New Jersey Police announced that the husband of a Mount Laurel woman missing since New Year’s Eve has been charged with killing her.

Kyle J. Crosby, 28, was charged early Tuesday morning with one count of Murder for causing the death of his wife, Erica Crippen, 26.

Crippen had been missing from her home on the 5200 block of Aberdeen Drive in Mount Laurel since December 31. On Monday, January 12, police took her husband in for questioning after a traffic stop.

In the trunk of the vehicle being driven by Crosby, investigators found several items they believe have evidential value in connection to her disappearance. Erica Crippen’s body has still not been located, but investigators are pursuing additional leads with respect to her whereabouts.

“We just want her at this point. We want her home safely but we know that but deep down inside she’s not alive,” cried Sonia Ramos. Family members of 26-year old Erica Crippen are overcome with worry and grief.

Family members shared a picture of Erica with her husband Kyle Crosby, their 3 month old daughter and Erica’s 7-year old daughter from a previous relationship.

“I hear nothing from Erica. No Happy New Year no nothing. It’s not like her,” said Ramos.

Ramos and Barbara Kellam are Erica’s cousins. They say they just learned this week, allegedly from Erica’s husband, that she’d been missing. “Now I’m saying to myself oh my God something really did happen to her because she would never do this,” said Ramos.

Family members say Erica’s last Facebook post was December 30 stating she was on a date with her husband at P.J. Whelihans in Cherry Hill. “They got into an argument, the bouncer saw them leave, they stayed till closing time and they left together,” said Kellam.

Erica’s family claim they haven’t seen or heard from him since reporting Erica missing. Mount Laurel Police and investigators with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office say they talked to Kyle last Wednesday.

Crosby signed a missing person report that day indicating he had not seen his wife since

January 1. Further investigation led to a charge against Kyle Crosby filed on January 10 for

Endangering the Welfare of a Child due to the level of care he provided to the children in the

absence of his wife.

The existence of the charge allowed law enforcement officers to execute the traffic stop yesterday 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.

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