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Warrant: Husband Considered Suspect In Death Of Nursing Student

Posted February 5, 2003

— According to a search warrant, Raleigh police are looking at a nursing student's husband as a suspect in the death of his wife.

Daniel Lang is already in jail for allegedly raping a patient at Dorothea Dix Hospital where he worked as a health technician.

WRAL was unable to obtain a copy of the search warrant, but according to the

News & Observer,

police reportedly searched his work locker at Holly Hill Hospital for fingerprints, blood stains, saliva and other bodily fluids that may relate to a possible homicide.

According to the newspaper, the warrant did not reveal what investigators found in the locker, but it stated that evidence had been developed, indicating Lang is a suspect in the death of Shirley Lang, Daniel's wife.

Shirley Lang was found last Wednesday in a wooded area near Dorothea Dix Hospital, where she did her nursing rotation.

Daniel Lang reportedly went to work the day after he reported his wife missing. He allegedly appeared to act like nothing was wrong. Lang is in the Wake County jail under $1 million bond on the rape charges.

Raleigh police said Tuesday that a resolution will be coming soon the murder case. Lt. Chris Morgan said until an arrest is made, everyone is a suspect.

Shirley Lang was laid to rest Tuesday at a funeral filled with friends and family.

Her classmates at Wake Tech said she was on track to graduate in December and become a pediatric nurse. They said Shirley Lang's pride and joy were her children.

The Student Nurses Association at WakeTech is setting up a nursing scholarship in her name.


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