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Dead Body Found in Wantagh Identified as North Bellmore Man

Ex-wife of victim, Nancy Boland of North Bellmore, charged with killing and dumping body.

A dead body that New York State Police in the woods off the Wantagh State Parkway Friday morning has been identified as a North Bellmore man and his ex wife has been charged in causing the death.

Police said Nancy Boland, 56, of North Bellmore killed her former husband Walter J. Boland, 58, with a single stab to the lower abdomen during a domestic dispute Wednesday night. Boland then proceeded to place the dead body in her Toyota Camry and drove looking for a place to dump it before deciding on a wooded area off the northbound Wantagh State Parkway, according to detectives. The body was discovered by a jogger at 7:59 a.m. Friday just north of the Sunrise Highway exit next to a bike path.

Police said they determined the cause of death to be through a single stab to the lower abdomen from an autopsy performed by the Nassau County Medical Examiners Office. Detectives said they believe that the victim never received medical attention and died sometime Thursday. Boland allegedly removed the victim’s body from her residence and placed him in a Toyota Camry around midnight Thursday into Friday, police said.

At around 4 a.m. Friday, Boland, drove around looking for a place to dispose the victim’s body, before settling on the Wantagh Parkway bike path, police said. The body was discovered around four hours later.

New York State Police Senior Investigator John Lang said during a press conference Saturday afternoon that Boland confessed to the crime. Lang said there was a history of domestic violence between Boland and her former husband and that they were still living together at the time of Wednesday night's incident.

Boland was arrested by New York State Police Friday night and charged with first-degree manslaughter, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence. She is expected to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead sometime Saturday.

Police said they are continuing to investigate Boland's death. Anyone with information is urged to call New York State Police at 631-756-3390.

Diane Stephan November 20, 2011 at 04:09 AM
They were divorced and still lived under the same roof. He either couldn't afford to move out or this was a War of the Roses situation. Very sad.

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