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Mom buried in county was homicide victim
San Jacinto News- Times - November 2008

COLDSPRING – The death of a 61-year-old Lake Arthur, Louisiana woman, whose body was found buried in her daughter’s backyard in Trail’s End Subdivision, San Jacinto County, has been ruled a homicide. San Jacinto County Criminal District Attorney Bill Burnett said results of the autopsy report, which he received Thursday, gave no defi nitive cause of death for Dorothy Mae Hey. “While there was no sign of blunt trauma, possible causes of death indicate strangulation or suffocation,” Burnett said. Burnett presented the case to a San Jacinto County Grand Jury Friday where a daughter, Betty Fulton, 42, her husband, Robert, 39, of San Jacinto County and a friend, Gordon Hall, 22, of Rhode Island were indicted on charges of tampering with evidence. Another daughter, 36-year-old Roseann Duhon Klumpp of Lake Arthur, Louisiana remains in the Jefferson Davis Parish jail. Her bail is set at $600,000 on a second-degree murder charge. Hey was last seen alive Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Louisiana. Authorities believe Klumpp put her mother’s body in a box and stored it in a storage facility in Louisiana until she contacted her sister, Betty Fulton. It is alleged that Fulton went to Louisiana and the sisters transported their mother’s body to Fulton’s house where they buried her in a 4-foot-deep grave in the back yard with the help of Robert Fulton and Gordon Hall.


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