Authorities are now examining the deaths of four out of five men who were once married to an N.C. woman charged with conspiring to kill one of them.
On Monday, Ohio authorities said they would look again at the unsolved 1970 slaying of Betty Neumar's first husband, Clarence Malone.
Medina County Sheriff's Detective Scott Phillips said his department was contacted by N.C. authorities who have charged Neumar with solicitation of murder in the 1986 shooting death of her fourth husband, Harold Gentry.
Authorities in Florida are reinvestigating whether Neumar's third husband actually committed suicide after an argument with her in 1965. And investigators are re-examining a septic infection that killed her fifth and most-recent husband in Georgia last year.
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Police are still trying to piece together the 76-year-old Neumar's life in the states where she was married.
Clarence Malone was shot once in the back of the head outside his auto body shop in Medina about 18 years after his marriage to Neumar dissolved. Phillips said there's enough interest in Malone's death to “take another look.”
Records show Malone and Neumar were married in 1950 in Ironton, Ohio. Neumar's second husband, John Flynn, died in 1954. His death has not been discussed by investigators of the N.C. case.