12-09-2007, 01:21 PM #1Registered User
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WA - Alice Hummel, 46, Bellingham, Oct 1990
Seventeen years after a mother of three disappeared without a trace, authorities are considering charging her husband with her murder.
When Alice Hummel vanished from her Alabama Hill home in October 1990, Bruce Hummel told the coupleís children their mother had left them for California or Texas in search of work.
The kids received correspondence from their mother for years afterward, including birthday cards and possibly wedding presents. But when Alice Hummelís father died a decade later and the children tried to find their mother to let her know, Bruce Hummelís story began falling apart.
Bellingham Police detective Glenn Hutchings said his department has wrapped up a six-year investigation into the disappearance and has forwarded the case to Whatcom County Prosecutor Dave McEachran, who will decide whether there is enough evidence to charge Bruce Hummel with the murder of his wife.
04-17-2009, 11:05 AM #2
Apr 17, 2009
Prosecutors say a little bit of spit on an old letter could help prove an 18-year-old Bellingham, Wash., murder case.
Bruce Hummel is accused of killing his wife, Alice, in October 1990. After she disappeared, Hummel told their children she had simply run off, and the children didn't report her missing for more than a decade.
Whatcom County Prosecutor Dave McEachran says Hummel sent relatives a letter in the mid-1990s purporting to be from his missing wife, to make them believe she was still alive. The prosecutor wrote in court papers this week that detectives tracked down the letter and plan to analyze DNA taken from the stamp and the envelope to prove that Bruce Hummel - not Alice - sent it."Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
09-25-2010, 05:43 PM #3
Next month will mark 20 years that Alice has been missing. Come home soon.
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