Who was Lauri Deatherage? Wiki, Biography, Age, killed by Her Ex-Husband, Suspect Arrested, Investigation

Lauri Deatherage
Lauri Deatherage

Lauri Deatherage Wiki – Lauri Deatherage Biography

Lauri Deatherage, A Minnesota woman was allegedly shot and killed by her ex-husband less than a week after she remarried.

The body of Lauri Deatherage, 48, was found inside her Robbinsdale home on Friday after police conducted a welfare check around 9:15 a.m., the Star Tribune reports.

The Air Force veteran died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Lauri described herself on Facebook as an artist, photographer, author, and graphic designer.

Lauri Deatherage Age

Lauri Deatherage was 48 years old.

killed by Her Ex-Husband

Civil court records show that Lauri, a medically retired disabled veteran who served her country in the early 1990s, finalized her divorce from McCloud about three years ago.

She married fellow Air Force veteran Billy Deatherage on June 13, which was also her 48th birthday, and the couple was in the process of moving to Arkansas.

On June 18, Robert McCloud allegedly traveled to Lauri’s home armed with a gun. He later told the police that he was standing next to his ex-wife while she was lying on a bed and when she picked up the phone, he shot her because she thought she was going to call 911.

Police were called to the scene at 9.15 am after receiving a request for a wellness check. The person who made that call told a 911 operator that McCloud had recently purchased a gun, KARE11 reported.

When officers broke into Lauri’s Robbinsdale home, they found the woman lying on the floor of the master bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police soon tracked McCloud to his home on Utility Avenue in Brooklyn Center, where a 10-hour standoff ensued, according to the Star Tribune.

Negotiators from various agencies contacted him by phone and he surrendered around 9 p.m.

During the negotiations, McCloud was said to have admitted that his “plan was to take care of business with [Lauri] and then myself, but I took care of business with her and left,” the complaint says.

A search of the suspect’s home turned up a gun, a key to his ex-wife’s home, and clothing stained with what appeared to be blood.

McCloud was booked into the Hennepin County Jail and held on $ 2 million bonds.

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Billy Deatherage said he met his newlywed wife 30 years ago when they were each 18 years old and stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. They reconnected as friends about four years ago and he proposed to her this spring.

“Our time was shortened by a heinous act,” Deatherage, 53, told the Star Tribune. “We had been married less than a week before she was taken from me.”

He spent the last 20 years designing costumes for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Billy Deatherage told the Tribune and even began modeling professionally at one point in his life.

On Facebook, he posted that he couldn’t wait to see who would show up at his wedding to Billy Deatherage on June 13.

Deatherage said it has been a ‘train wreck’ since he learned of his passing, describing his wife as an artist, seamstress, and sister who often took people under her wing and gave them offered help if they had difficulties.

“Lauri was loved by literally hundreds and hundreds of people, and she touched so many lives in so many positive ways,” he said. “She was a good soul.”


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