Police: Pa. man strangled live-in girlfriend

Monday, May 23, 2011

Police say a western Pennsylvania man strangled his live-in girlfriend then summoned police the following day.

Investigators say 23-year-old Keith Michael Wolfrey killed the mother of his child, 20-year-old Joie Lordi, inside the couple's Ellwood City home on Saturday. Investigators called to the scene in Lawrence County Sunday say Lordi's face was wrapped in duct tape.

Authorities say Wolfrey told police he had argued with Lordi while moving out. He told them he put his hands around her throat, but after that his memory is foggy.

Police say Wolfrey told investigators the couple's 6-month-old baby woke him up Sunday, and that Wolfrey called his mother before alerting police.

Wolfrey is being held without bail on charges of homicide and abuse of a corpse.

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