Easter SundayIn 1990, the DePueThe lives of everyone involved in a household are forever changed. Marilynn DePueHad an altercation and fought with her husband. Dennis, and then vanished. TheAuthorities finally found her body but the hunt for her killer took almost a whole year. Investigation Discovery’s ‘Sins Of The Father: Bloody Cargo’ delves into Dennis’ crime and his life on the run before a confrontation with the police. So, if you want to find out more, we’ve covered you.
How Did Marilynn DePue Die?
Marilynn LeeMcClenahen was an a Detroit, MichiganNative born in January 1941. AtAt the time of the incident she was married to Dennis DePueSince 1997. TheThe couple had three children together, two daughters and one boy. MarilynnWorked as a counselor in a high-school Coldwater, Michigan, and was loved by her peers and students.
HoweverBy April1989: The 49-year-old had filed to divorce from DennisRelationship problems On April15th of November 1990. He arrived at the residence. ColdwaterFor his scheduled visitation of the children. As per the show, the children didn’t want to go with DennisThis led to an altercation that ended in Marilynnbeing pushed to the bottom of the basement stairs.
One of the kids called the authorities a few hours later when they didn’t hear back from DennisHe said that he would take her into a hospital. TheSearch for MarilynnIt ended on April16, 1990 when her body was found off the road by someone. Michigan. TheA single gunshot to the head of a school counselor caused her death.
Who Killed Marilynn DePue?
AccordingTo the show Dennis Marilynn’s relationship crumbled over time; DennisHe was strict and demanding. Furthermore, they had contradictory personalities, and he didn’t like MarilynnBeing active in the community After Dennis pushed her down a flight of stairs, he carried her into a van and put her on the passenger’s side. AfterOne of the children called police. An officer checked with the local hospital but found no record. MarilynnThere are many ways to get there.
On April 15, 1990, a couple, Ray Marie ThorntonDriving through some MichiganBackroads are remembered by a van speeding by them. TheyThe same vehicle was found some distance up the road by a man who was putting a white cloth with blood on it. TheVan followed them a few times and then the couple saw the man change the license plates on their car. As per the show, the passenger’s side door was open and had some red stains; TheThe couple believed it was blood, and they returned to the place where they saw him remove the cloth first.
ItIn the episode that followed, it was mentioned. Ray MarieThe white cloth was located. ItThe area appeared bloody and contained some tissue and bone fragments. TheyInstantly, I raced to find a telephone to call the police. DennisThe body was not found, but authorities were able to locate it. April 16. AfterThis requires a careful search Dennis ensued. HeTo escape police, he had a gun and had taken money from his bank account.
AboutTwo weeks later, the school where the murder occurred was MarilynnA letter was written by worked to him. Dennis. InIt was then that he attributed the divorce and the death of his wife to the people at the school. AsThe show revealed that newspaper outlets and others received similar letters from the same states. It was a sign of how important it was to have a consistent message. DennisHe was running. AboutNine months after the incident, DennisHad settled in Dallas, TexasHe was living under a false name and with a new girlfriend.
SometimeIn March 1991, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ aired an episode that featured Marilynn’s case. After DennisHe saw this and decided to run again. AccordingHe told his girlfriend that he was going to have to leave because his mother was seriously ill. Later, one of her friends who watched the ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ episode told her about it. TheThe girlfriend had previously noted the license plate number and called the authorities to get the information.
How Did Dennis DePue Die?
OnceThe police were able to gather that information DennisThey began a search for the man they believed was on the run. HeWe were able to get there LouisianaUntil a police officer began to follow him for speeding. UponAfter learning that the vehicle was linked to a case of homicide, authorities began a pursuit. Dennis. AfterAfter he passed a few roadblocks, the police took his back tires and slowed him down.
DennisThe authorities were then shot at, and promptly returned fire. HoweverThe van had many items at its back and the bullets never reached the gunman. EventuallyOne officer was found Dennis slumped in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound to the head. Theincident ended in MississippiOn March 21, 1991. TheInvestigators declared it suicide. The 47 year-old victim shot himself with a.357 calibre weapon. The bullet entered his mouth and exited at the back of the head. Ultimately, DennisThose who died were not brought to trial.