Deaths of ex-UPMC doctor, wife linked to previous murder?
Police in Nebraska are trying to determine if there is a link between the slayings of a former Monroeville man and his wife and the deaths five years ago of the son and housekeeper of colleagues at Creighton University.
The bodies of Dr. Roger A. Brumback, a 1965 graduate of Gateway High School, and his wife, Mary, both 65, were found Tuesday inside their home in Omaha, said Officer James Shade of the Omaha Police Department.
Brumback, who was selected as 2001 Alumni Fellow of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, served as chairman of the department of pathology at Creighton from 2001 through 2010. He taught at Creighton and recently announced plans to retire and move to West Virginia where he owned property, colleagues said.
Shade released few details on Thursday about the deaths of Brumback and his wife “to protect the integrity of the investigation.”
He said the Omaha Police Cold Case Unit is trying to determine whether there is any connection to the March 13, 2008, stabbing deaths of Thomas C. Hunter, 11, and Shirlee K. Sherman, 58, inside the Hunter home.
Roger Brumback worked with Hunter's father in the university's pathology department, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Brumback, a noted researcher in Alzheimer's, worked as a neurologist at UPMC Presbyterian and Children's hospitals in 1977-78. His mother, Frances, lives in Monroeville.
Michael Hasch is a writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers RB Archer trying to catch up after tough rookie season
- Steelers LB Timmons has grown into leadership role on defense
- Steelers notebook: Backup QB Gradkowski remains out with shoulder issue
- Rising East Liberty out of reach for Pittsburgh’s poor
- Juvenile shot in North Versailles neighborhood
- Leschak Automotive advances to second round in DNL playoffs
- Pirates third baseman Ramirez’s last ride is about winning a ring
- ‘Real’ people, solutions at heart of GOP ad blitz in Pa.
- Traffic detour lifted
- Bill seeks to give Pittsburgh police license plate info
- Crane topples over into Perry North demolition site; no one injured