Wife arrested for murder in 2011 death of husband

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AVON LAKE, Ohio — An Avon Lake woman has been arrested in the murder of her husband, Michael C. Gabel, 55.

According to Avon Lake police, the arrest of Jeane L. Harrington is the result of an investigation into the man’s death, which happened on Aug. 16, 2011. Police would not release further details until a formal press conference set for 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Michael Gabel (Courtesy: Pat O'Brien Chevrolet)
Michael Gabel (Courtesy: Pat O’Brien Chevrolet)

But the Lorain County Coroner’s Office said Gabel’s cause of death is asphyxia and other “conditions of blunt impact to the head, trunk, extremities and electrical burns.”

Gabel’s manner of death, however, is undetermined. He was found dead at his home.  Gabel worked as a car salesman, including at Pat O’Brien Chevrolet.

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