Pennsylvania Man Arrested After His Wife Was Found Dead At U-Haul Facility, Police Say

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May 16 2022, Published 2:07 p.m. ET

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A man in Pennsylvania is accused of murdering his wife, whose body was found at a U-Haul storage facility, authorities said.

Police placed Alfred Steele, 42, under arrest in connection to the death of Kelly Steele, 41, in Lower Burrell on May 14, the Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office said.

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“I almost fell on the floor because I couldn't believe it, and I couldn't believe it happened the way that it did,” Kim Bauman told KDKA-TV of her friend’s slaying.

“She was one of the sweetest people you'd ever meet,” Bauman continued. “She wouldn't hurt anybody. She'd bend over backward to help anyone she could.”

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Police booked Alfred Steele into the Westmoreland County jail, and he currently faces charges of criminal homicide and robbery inflicting serious bodily injury.

He was being held without bail.

“This is a horrible tragedy for Ms. Steele's family and friends and Westmoreland County at large,” District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli said.

Citing online documents, KDKA-TV reported the suspect was recently charged with felony possession of drugs with intent to deliver as well as disorderly conduct.


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