07-02-2009, 02:09 AM #1
NJ - Colleen Kelsey, 49, found slain in Hamilton cemetery, 20 June 2009
Just saw this:
We've had a lot of NJ UID's lately...maybe we should cross-check some of them? No exact age (18-45) or TOD but she is thought to have been there for 2 weeks-3 months....even as far back as winter 2008.
Corpse found in remote part of cemetery
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
BY ALEX ZDAN
HAMILTON -- A woman's body discovered in an isolated area of the North Crosswicks Cemetery has police investigating a suspi cious death.
Authorities said the body had not been removed from one of the cemetery graves prior to being found by a worker Sunday morning. The woman's identity is unknown, but an autopsy performed yesterday places her age between 18 and 45 years old, Mercer County Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio said. A specific cause of death is pending toxicology results.
"The autopsy revealed no obvious injury that would identify cause or manner of death," DeBlasio said.
But sources said they believe the investigation will quickly be designated a homicide, with the remote location of the body indicat ing the woman may have been killed elsewhere and dumped there.
The worker discovered the "badly decomposed" body around 11:20 a.m. Sunday in a wooded area of the cemetery, which is located on Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road.
The body was located in an area that is rarely accessed, in a slope to a ravine where brush and grass clippings are dumped. Graves sur rounding the woods are from the 1700s and 1800s, and no new burials are performed in that portion of the cemetery.
Forensic investigators have said the woman's body probably has been in the cemetery between two weeks and three months, but may have been there as far back as the winter of 2008.
Township police and the prosecutor's office are first attempting to identify the deceased, going through missing persons reports filed locally and with the New Jersey State Police.
"Investigators are collaborating with the (state police) Missing Persons Unit and checking area hospitals in an attempt to identify the woman," DeBlasio said.
Anyone with information on the body or the woman's identity is asked to contact the Hamilton Police Division Criminal Investiga tions Bureau at (609) 581-4009 or the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit at (609) 989-6292.
Contact Alex Zdan at azdan@nj times.com or (609) 989-5705.
Last edited by Cubby; 02-04-2011 at 06:52 PM.
02-04-2011, 05:57 PM #2
The badly decomposed corpse that was discovered last month at Hamilton’s North Crosswicks Cemetery was 49-year-old Colleen Kelsey, who police said was murdered by her hubby of two years, Clarence “Calvin” Kelsey.
Cops early yesterday busted 66-year-old Clarence and booked him in the city lockup on $1 million bail.
03-15-2016, 03:21 PM #3
From November 2012:
A city man charged with fatally stabbing his wife and dumping her body in a Hamilton cemetery in 2009 was sentenced to 15 years in prison for aggravated manslaughter...
In September, Kelsey pleaded guilty to stabbing his wife to death.
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