Theresa Lockhart killing: From disappearance to her husband's confession

Tomas Mccoy
October 27, 2017

"While I'm not going to go into the details of the note, Chris did state that on the night of May 18, that he killed Theresa and that the next day he disposed of her body in the Allegan Game Area", Director Armold said.

Authorities visited Lockhart's house on Tuesday after he failed to report to the County Sheriff's office due to a DUI charge in July, concerned that Lockhart showed no movement for several hours (he had been wearing an electronic tag). Police went to her house, where officers talked to Christopher Lockhart, who told them "Theresa has done this type of thing before, leaving for days at a time".

Armold didn't mention how Theresa died-her body reportedly showed no obvious wounds-but noted her husband "did express remorse and asked for forgiveness" in his confession.

Police believe Christopher Lockhart, 47, committed suicide in his Portage, Michigan, home.

His wife, Theresa Lockhart, had been missing since May, and he had been named a person of interest after police say he wasn't cooperating with the investigation.

Lockhart said he got into an argument with his wife Theresa Lockhart on May 18 when he "just snapped".


Police responded to his home for a welfare check where he was found dead in the basement of his home from strangulation, said Portage Police Chief Nicholas Armold during a Wednesday press conference, according to WWMT. She had been missing since May. He was suspected in her disappearance but never charged.

"He wasn't very forthcoming with information", Mullowney said.

"They were hitting a really rough patch", Zimmerman said.

"My heart is breaking that a special life has been taken away but we now have peace of mind as to what and when".

She was a Spanish teacher at Schoolcraft High School.

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