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Warrants: Wife solicited money from dead husband's family

Posted November 18, 2010 4:51 p.m. EST

— A Wake County woman charged with killing her husband and stuffing his body in a basement freezer asked his family to continue sending monthly checks to him long after he was dead, according to a search warrant released Thursday.

A Wake County sheriff’s investigator looking into the disappearance of David Ruben Green Jr., 52, discovered his decapitated body Oct. 6 in a freezer at his Ray Road home. According to previous search warrants, investigators estimate Green might have been dead since January 2009.

His longtime girlfriend, Wendy Edmond Green, 41, and their two children, David Ruben Green III, 15, and Alexis Green, 17, have been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Investigators haven’t offered a motive in the killing.

Several search warrants returned Thursday show that investigators sought access to David Green Jr.'s financial records. They noted activity continued on his American Express and Capital One credit cards after January 2009.

When Wendy Green was arrested last month in Robeson County, deputies found some of her husband's credit cards in her purse.

The search warrants also state that David Green Jr.'s family routinely sent him money from a family business, and several were cashed after January 2009. Wendy Green at one point also asked the family to send a check to her and she would cash it for him, according to a warrant.

David Green Jr.'s family reported him missing in September, but his brother said the family had been searching for him for a while before that.