Virginia State Police Arrest Man Charged In ’95 Murder

MOUNT JACKSON, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say they have arrested a man accused of murdering his wife in 1995.

Police say 44-year-old Lawrence Peter Gaudenzi of Timberville was arrested without incident during a traffic stop Friday afternoon in Shenandoah County.

Sergeant Thomas A. Cunningham Junior said Gaudenzi initially reported his 31-year-old wife, Lisa Kathy Gaudenzi, missing to authorities in Caroline County, where the couple lived. State
police became involved in the case in 1997 and recently discovered crucial information that was presented to a grand jury in Caroline, which returned a murder indictment.

Cunningham declined to say whether a body was ever found, citing “ongoing components to the investigation.”

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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