Robert Feldman. Picture: Denver District Attorney
Robert Feldman. Picture: Denver District Attorney

Wife murdered after discovering Tinder affair

EXPLOSIVE new details in a murder case that has gripped America have come to light.

Prosecutors believe Robert Feldman killed his wife after she discovered he was having an affair via Tinder.

Stacy Feldman was found unresponsive in her bathtub on March 1, 2015 just after 3pm by her 53-year old husband.

The original autopsy listed her death as undetermined, but detectives sought a second opinion from a nationally recognised expert in domestic violence related to strangulation and suffocation.

The expert told detectives he believed Stacy was strangled to death and listed her cause of death as homicide.

Robert and Stacy Feldman with their two children. Picture: Facebook
Robert and Stacy Feldman with their two children. Picture: Facebook

In an affidavit, which was unsealed on Monday, the doctor's name is redacted, but he provided Denver police detectives with a report in December that said Stacy's "injuries are the result of an assault, which included blunt force trauma, strangulation and suffocation".

Court records indicate the lead detective suspected foul play from the beginning because Mr Feldman appeared to be "overacting in an effort to avoid speaking with him" when the detective tried to question him about his wife's death soon after responding to his 911 call.

Denver firefighters from Engine 22 said they found Robert to be "overdramatic" and "purposely not cooperative" to the point they had to request police assistance because he was yelling and wailing and getting so close to his wife that he was interfering with medic duties.

Robert repeatedly told police his wife had ingested marijuana edibles the night before she died, but there was no trace in her body at the time of the autopsy, which Robert said he didn't want performed.

In addition, Robert's whereabouts on the day of his wife's death could not be easily explained.

Stacy was supposed to pick up the couple's two children from Religious School at Temple Sinai at noon.

When she failed to show up, a teacher called the couple.

Stacy didn't respond, but Robert told his daughter he would be there shortly.

When he didn't show up by 12.45pm, the teacher called him again and this time he said he thought a family friend was bringing the children home.

Stacy died in the bathroom of her home. Picture: Google
Stacy died in the bathroom of her home. Picture: Google

In March 2015, detectives received an anonymous letter raising concerns about Stacy's death, according to the affidavit.

It said she had been texting a friend on the morning of her death about plans to pick up the children from school at noon.

When Robert finally showed up at 1.05pm, the teacher told police his behaviour had been odd.

Then in June police received a call to the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers tip line.

The female caller told police that she had met Robert in February 2015 through the online dating site Tinder.

She said she met Robert for coffee and he was reluctant to share his last name but eventually told her it was "Wolfe" not Feldman and that he was divorced.

In the following days Robert came to her house for dinner and they had sex.

After that encounter, she told police that Robert blew her off so she researched him online and discovered he was likely married to Stacy Feldman.

The female tipster told police that she emailed Stacy on the morning of March 1, 2015, the date of her death, and asked if she and Robert were divorced.

Stacy told the woman that she and Robert were not divorced.

The woman then went on to tell Stacy what had occurred between her and Robert.

According to the affidavit, Stacy told the woman that Robert had cheated on her before and that she was "done with him".

In July 2015, detectives learned American General Life Insurance had paid a $US750,000 ($961,000) claim to Robert for a life insurance policy on his wife that had been purchased in 2010. The insurance company said it had no record of a policy on Robert Feldman.

A week later, police reviewed the 911 call made by Robert.

Detectives say they could hear a toilet being flushed and statements that could be considered "guilty indicators" made by Robert.

Despite the 911 caller giving Robert instructions on how to perform CPR, detectives heard no changes in respiration or any other indicators that Feldman was performing CPR.

Robert was arrested last month and is being held without bond on charges of first-degree murder.

Prosecutors have not decided if they will seek the death penalty.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and has been republished here with permission.

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