Woman behind bars after confessing to husband’s murder in Caldwell County, deputies say

Dena Katharine Harris Storch is charged in the death of Lothar Storch

Pictured is Dena Katharine Harris Storch. (Caldwell County Sheriff's Office)

CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas – A woman is now in custody after voluntarily admitting to sheriff’s deputies that she murdered her 82-year-old husband, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Dena Katharine Harris Storch is charged in the death of Lothar Storch.

Authorities were called on Sept. 1 to a home in the 600 block of Boulder Lane, in the Tilmon area, for a report of a deceased man.

Press Release Detectives with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in the Murder of 82-year-old...

Posted by Caldwell County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, September 4, 2021

When deputies arrived, they found Lothar Storch dead from multiple gunshot wounds, according to a release.

Authorities launched a homicide investigation and executed a search warrant of the home.

On Saturday, the CCSO said Dena had been booked for her husband’s death, after deputies were “able to obtain a voluntary confession.”

There was no evidence of other people involved, according to officials, and the investigation continues.

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