Handyman in custody in deaths of elderly Dover couple

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The handyman wanted in connection with the deaths of an elderly Dover couple was arrested Friday afternoon in Kentucky, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

  • Handyman Michael Herald, 48, was sought in deaths
  • Couple, ages 76 and 73, found dead in a shed on their Dover property
  • Herald was driving couple’s Ford SUV, deputies say

Michael Anthony Herald, 48, was arrested in Hazard, Kentucky, by Kentucky State Police as he left a county park while driving the couple’s SUV, deputies said.

According to officials, deputies responded to 10075 McIntosh Road late Thursday to conduct a welfare check on an elderly couple who neighbors had not seen in days.

Deputies discovered the bodies of John Engelhart, 76, and Nancy Engelhart, 73, inside a shed on the property. The couple’s 2015 Ford Explorer SUV, Florida license plate EFMD62, was missing.  

Detectives obtained a search warrant, and based on the investigation, issued an arrest warrant for Herald.

Herald had been hired by the couple as a handyman.

Bay News 9 – local-news

April 15, 2016 |

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