Portage PD conference on Christopher Lockhart suicide and Theresa Lockhart identification

The Portage Department of Public Safety held a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, after they confirmed that a body found in a wooded, rural area of Allegan County was that of Theresa Lockhart. (WWMT/Zach Lawler)

Christopher Lockhart killed himself in his basement, after writing a note that lead police to the body of his dead wife. Lockhart also informed police that he killed her, that he just snapped in the middle of an argument.

Portage police revealed those details during a news conference held Wednesday afternoon after they received confirmation that the body found partially buried in rural Allegan County on Tuesday was Theresa Lockhart, who has been missing since May 18.

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