Man, 65, is arrested and charged with ‘killing and dismembering his wife in 2012 after she stole $3million in gold coins from his rare collection’
Rabihan Seiders was last seen in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in March 2012 and her body has never been recovered
Investigators said they believe that Rabihan Seiders, 53, was assaulted, killed, dismembered and burned in the couple’s home in Silver Spring Township, PA
At the time Seiders told police that he last saw Rabihan on March 27 when he dropped her off in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Police said a 2012 search of the couple’s home revealed a blood stain on a carpet in the couple’s home, that ended up being a DNA match to Rabihan, as well as female bones burned in the fireplace
Authorities believe Seiders killed Rabihan after she transferred $3million in gold coins to a security deposit box from his rare collection
The widower was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence
65-year-old Hap Seiders [photo], has been accused of killing and dismembering his wife seven years ago over his missing $3million rare gold coin collection. he was arrested on Feb 12
A Pennsylvania man has been accused of killing and dismembering his wife seven years ago over his missing $3million rare gold coin collection.
Rare coin collector, Hap Seiders, 65, was arrested on Tuesday in connection to his wife’s 2012 disappearance
His 53-year-old wife, Rabihan, was last seen in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on March 28, 2012.
The search for Rabihan Hasanova Seiders, who was 53 at the time of her disappearance, has been ongoing since March 27, 2012, when she was reported missing by her sister from her home in the 100 block of Willow Mill Park Road
Rabihan who emigrated from the old Soviet Union shared the home with her husband, Hap Seiders, and sometimes used her maiden name, Hasanova, police said.
In April 2012, Seiders told police that he had last seen Rabihan, on March 28 when he dropped her off in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Rabihan Hassanova Seiders [photo] was last seen in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on March 28, 2012. Her husband has been arrested in her death and dismemberment. Investigators say she was killed after stealing $3million in rare coins from her collector husband
However, when police searched the couple’s home, they found a blood stain on a carpet that ended up being a DNA match to Rabihan, as well as female bones burned in the fireplace, according The Sentinel.
Authorities said the bones were too badly damaged to provide a definitive match to Rabihan and a forensic examiner was unable to extract DNA from the bone ash.
On Tuesday, Cumberland County District Attorney Skip Ebert told reporters that Seiders was being charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.
Authorities said Seiders murdered and dismembered Rabihan before burning her remains. Investigators said they believe that Rabihan Seiders, 53, was assaulted, killed, dismembered and burned in their home at 100 Willow Mill Park Road in Silver Spring Township, Pa.
Ebert also said that Seiders’ motive to allegedly kill his wife may have been over $3million.
Before her disappearance, Rabihan transferred roughly $3million in gold coins to a security deposit box in Philadelphia.
Hap A. seiders, a “career criminal” and computer tech, was also coin collector. The coins allegedly sold by Rabihan were a part of Seiders’ rare coin collection and he accused his wife of taking money from him without his permission.
‘It doesn’t take a genius to understand that if you’ve lost $3million, you might want to get it back,’ Ebert said.
But prosecutors are facing one big challenge as they move forward with the case: Rabihan’s body was never found.
Ebert also admitted that ‘there is no direct proof of this particular homicide’.
‘It had to be a decision on my part to go forward with this case based on the circumstantial evidence that we had,’ he said.
Leading up to Rabihan’s death, the couple’s relationship had been troubled.
In August 2011, Seiders reportedly punched Rabihan in the head during an argument.
A month later she sought a temporary protective order against Seiders, telling a court that he threatened to kill her and put her body ‘in the river in many pieces’.
Rabihan also told officials that Seiders had been abusive toward her in the past. Eventually he pled guilty in December of 2011, to misdemeanor assault and was fined $300.
Before his marriage, Seiders had a run-in with the law over his rare coins.
Seiders made a small fortune as a coin dealer, but in 1981 he was imprisoned for fraud, according to PennLive.
At the time, he testified before the US Senate and described how he traded in counterfeit coins.
‘I had always been interested in rare coins,’ Seiders said during the testimony.
‘Though I had little money, I had managed to buy a few coins starting when I was about 8 years old. I continued to study coins and became something of an expert.’
Seiders was released from prison in 1983.
He will appear in court on March 13 for a preliminary hearing. Seiders is being held without bail.