STOCKTON (CBSLA) — A model who has appeared in the pages of Maxim and Playboy Italia has been arrested for the murder of a doctor whose body was found in a car trunk near Las Vegas earlier this month.
Kelsey Turner, 25, was arrested last week in Stockton, California.READ MORE: Trio Of 55-Gallon Drums Found Leaking Motor Oil In Redlands Citrus Grove
She is a accused in the murder of Dr. Thomas Burchard, a 71-year-old child psychiatrist who lived in Salinas.
His body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car March 7 along Route 147 near Las Vegas, police announced yesterday.READ MORE: LA Facing $550M Revenue Shortfall On Sharp Declines In Transient, Parking Occupancy Taxes
Friends of the doctor’s have said Turner was once a tenant in a property Burchard owned. Her mother said Burchard paid the rent in the Salinas home where she lived with Kelsey and her children.
A friend of Burchard’s also said he was going to Las Vegas to check on Turner who had been complaining about an abusive relationship.MORE NEWS: Irv Cross, Former Rams Player And Broadcast Pioneer, Dies At 81
Dr. Burchard was reportedly bludgeoned to death.