09/15/11 — Autopsy back on murder victim

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Autopsy back on murder victim

By From staff reports
Published in News on September 15, 2011 1:46 PM

Ms. Hubbard's brother, Gary Metzger, 54, and sister-in-law, Ann Metzger, 34, have each been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death.

Police records say Metzger confessed after his capture and arrest to killing his sister July 30.

Authorities found Ms. Hubbard's body on Aug. 4, about a half mile behind the Metzgers' home at 146 Country View Drive, wrapped in a sheet and buried beneath limbs and debris.

According to police, Metzger's statements after his arrest include him putting Ms. Hubbard's purse in a shed and later burning it in the woods behind the home. The purse was later located by police.

During the search of the Metzgers' home, police seized twine, a flashlight and copies of a restraining order that Ms. Hubbard had taken out against Ann Metzger.

While attempting to gather information during the investigation into Ms. Hubbard's disappearance, police investigators entered her home on South Taylor Street on the morning of Aug. 3. Detectives seized bank receipts, notebooks, checks, a checkbook, an address book, a weekly planner and other items.

According to the search warrant application, financial information found inside Ms. Hubbard's home disputed information previously provided by the Metzgers.

The document also stated that during the course of the investigation several ATM photos were recovered from the weekend of Ms. Hubbard's disappearance, which show both Gary and Ann Metzger using Ms. Hubbard's ATM card.

Police later stated that the couple went to several banking institutions in an attempt to access Ms. Hubbard's accounts.

After the body was found, the Metzgers eluded law enforcement for several hours by walking from their home, crossing over U.S. 70 and hiding in the heavily wooded area from their trailer home.

The Metzgers, who have already been arraigned, are due back in District Court on Nov. 14.