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  • 11 August 2014, 20:21

Husband Held After Jogger Strangled In Park

The husband of a jogger who was found strangled in a Philadelphia park after going out for an evening run has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Christopher Murray, 48, filed a missing-person's report after Constance Murray, 46, failed to return from her jog on Monday night.

He also brought one of their daughters out to help look for her.

A dog-walker found the mother of two's body on Tuesday in Pennypack Park in the northeast of the city.

On Saturday, the suspect failed a lie-detector test and confessed to police that he strangled his wife beside two park benches after an argument, officials said.

Police lieutenant Philip Riehl told a Sunday afternoon news conference: "Whenever you have a dead woman, you kind of start at the significant other, then work out from there." 

Murray told police he last saw his wife going for her regular jog on Monday night.

But he was recorded on a surveillance camera following her to the park in his Ford Taurus.

After throttling her, he ditched her mobile phone in a sewer, according to the authorities.

Ms Murray updated her Facebook profile photo only two weeks ago to a picture of herself with her husband.

Her funeral was held on Monday.

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