Name: Deborah “Debbie” Ann Spain Crouch.
Died: September 15, 2012.
Age at death: 53.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Big Bear Lake, California, USA.
Disability: Unspecified (Wheelchair user); chronic illness.
Deborah’s husband put her in the car, drove it into the lake, and left her there. Unable to escape the car, Deborah drowned. Her black lab, Onyx, was in the car with her and also drowned. At autopsy it became clear that Deborah had also been beaten before she died.
She was the mother of two sons.
Perpetrator: Ronald Hitchcock (Husband), convicted of second-degree murder and animal cruelty, sentenced to 15 years to life.
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