Let’s say that you were about to enter your home one evening and spotted your wife on the floor incapacitated through the windows.
Let’s also say that you heard your infant baby screaming.
What would you do?
Well, it’s what Matthew Probst didn’t do that investigators argue leave him as their primary suspect in his wife’s murder.
Detective Sid Porter of the Midwest City Police explains:
“He [Matthew] parks right [down the block] and his house is approximately 278 feet that way. When he was talking about that he parked so far away because he believed something happened to his wife, and so with his dad being a former highway patrol, you always park houses down from where an incident is so they don’t see you. But it makes no sense for him because he’s not a police officer.
“Instead of going inside like I would or you would or most people would, he says he goes to the back because he felt something’s wrong, looks in the window back there and sees Nancy laying on the floor, and then comes around the front to call 911.
“Ten people couldn’t have kept me from going inside there and seeing if my family was OK. [Matthew] made a comment about, ‘Well, I didn’t want to just burst in up there because there could be someone inside holding a gun to the back of her head.’ OK, why would you make a statement like that? We didn’t let anybody know anything about the manner of death for a while, until later on when the medical examiner released it.”
But Matthew’s inexplicable behavior didn’t end there.
Matthew Probst is eventually arrested in the murder of his wife, Nancy.
“We have found nothing outside, anything indicating anybody inside the residence from any other person except Matthew Probst at this time,” argued investigators.
But the district attorney’s office eventually dropped the case after 13 months because they didn’t believe there was enough circumstantial evidence to convict Probst at trial.
The case remains open today, and police say that Matthew Probst is still the guy they’re looking at.
So we decided to pay Mr. Probst a visit, as we usually do in these situations, to get him to comment on the allegations that have been cited against him.
But as it turns out, the guy who told the cops that he was too scared to enter his own house to attend to his screaming child, was now too scared to answer his door when we came knocking.
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