Stow man convicted in 1985 murder of his wife

Stow man convicted in 1985 murder of his wife

STOW, OH (WOIO) - Jurors convicted a Summit County man for the 1985 murder of his wife.

53-year-old Scott Purk was convicted of murder and tampering with evidence in the killing of Margaret Purk.

Margaret was 24-years-old and nine months pregnant when she was found dead in the couple's apartment.

Her death was initially ruled a suicide, but a 2009 investigation uncovered new evidence.

Purk's body was exhumed, where it was discovered that she had been strangled and her death made to look like a suicide.

Scott Purk is currently serving a 28-year sentence for setting fire to his house and a neighbor's house in Stow back in 2009.

He will be sentence on Tuesday, November 24.

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