California psychiatrist Thomas Burchard ‘paid rent for and gave $300,000 to Kelsey Turner, Playboy model charged with murdering him and dumping his body in an abandoned car trunk – but he’d recently cut her off’
California psychiatrist ‘paid rent for and gave $300,000 to Playboy model who has been charged with murdering him and dumping his body in an abandoned car trunk – but had recently cut her off’
The body of Dr Thomas Burchard was found in an abandoned car in Las Vegas
Kelsey Nicole Turner was arrested in Stockton, Calif., on March 21, and charged with first-degree murder with a deadly weapon enhancement, in the death f her alleged benefactor
Burchard’s girlfriend said he had given Turner hundreds of thousands of dollars for the period he knew the model
Said Burchard signed a lease for a home where Turner had lived for ‘about a year’
The model had told Burchard she couldn’t qualify for a lease due to bad credit – he stopped paying rent when the lease was up and Turner was then evicted
Turner was never Burchard’s patient, Earp said, adding that he stopped after the ‘lease was up’.
‘He told her several months before that he was not going to continue,’ – ‘He actually paid her money to leave,’ Earp said
What was the relationship between Playboy model Kelsey Turner [left], 25, and the man she has been accused of murdering, 71-year-old California psychiatrist Thomas Burchard [left]? Why did he spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on her before cutting her off abruptly?
A California psychiatrist who was found dead in an abandoned car in Las Vegas had paid the rent for a Playboy model who is now accused of killing him.
The body of Dr Thomas Burchard, 71, was found stuffed in the truck of a car found on the side of the road on March 7.
Burchard’s longtime girlfriend Judy Earp, said the psychiatrist signed a lease for 25-year-old Kelsey Turner in Salinas, California, because Turner told him she couldn’t qualify. The Salinas doctor ended up paying Turner’s rent for months, Earp said Saturday..
Burchard had given Turner around $300,000 during the time they knew each other, Earp said.
Tuner who is originally from from Jonesboro, Arkansas, was arrested in connection with Burchard’s death on March 21 in Stockton, California, by Las Vegas detectives and California FBI members.
She has been charged with first-degree murder with a deadly weapon enhancement.
Burchard had given Turner around $300,000 during the period they knew each other, Judy Earp, the doctor’s longtime girlfriend claims
Earp said that Burchard had signed a lease for a home in Salinas, California where Turner had lived for ‘about a year’ with her mother and children.
She said the model, who appeared in Playboy Italia and Maxim, had told Burchard that she couldn’t qualify for a lease because she had ‘bad credit’.
He helped a lot of people,’ Earp told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
‘She had this really sad story. She took the $300,000. I’ll just leave it at that.’
Turner is a model who posed for Playboy in May 2017, describes most of the guys she has met while modeling are “losers.”
Burchard paid Turner’s rent for months but stopped after the ‘lease was up’.
‘He told her several months before that he was not going to continue,’ Earp said. ‘He actually paid her money to leave.’
Turner was eventually evicted from the home in Salinas and moved to Las Vegas. She was never his patient, Earp said.
Turner’s mother, Samantha, told KSBW that her daughter and Thomas Burchard had known each other ‘for years’.
An anonymous source told the site that Turner and Burchard had met online.
‘He told me he met Kelsey on a website and met up with her and they talked. They had dinner a few times,’ the source said.
Marcelino Alejandro, Turner’s neighbor in the Salinas home, said that there were ‘calls for police on a few occasions’, as well as parties and disturbances.
The source also claimed Burchard was giving Turner and her mother Samantha ‘anywhere from two to four thousand dollars a week, easily’.
He said the last thing that Burchard had told him before heading to Las Vegas was that Turner was being abused by her boyfriend.
‘[He said] it seems Kelsey is having trouble with her boyfriend out there in Vegas because he’s hitting her,’ the source recalled. ‘He’s abusing her and she has no money, no where to go.’
The source said Burchard told him he felt ‘partially responsible for this’.
Earp criticized the anonymous source, claiming that ‘some of the media sources is absolutely so far off, nowhere near the truth’.
Burchard paid Turner’s rent for months but stopped after the ‘lease was up’. He even paid the model ‘money to leave’, Earp said
But Earp would not elaborate on how Turner and Burchard knew each other, only saying she did not believe the model was one of his patients.
Earp said she and Burchard last visited Las Vegas together in February for a psychopharmacology conference.
She declined to reveal why he had returned to the city last month.
Turner’s Facebook stated that she was in a relationship with Greg Hagio.
Hagio was arrested for strangulation and domestic battery in Las Vegas in January. The charges were dropped.
Burchard’s body was found earlier this month after the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received a call about a vehicle with a broken window on State Road 147.
The Clark County Coroner’s office revealed that Burchard died from blunt force injury to the head. His death was ruled a homicide.
Judy Earp [photo], would not elaborate on how Turner and Burchard [right], knew each other, only saying she did not believe the model was one of his patients
Turner remains in San Joaquin County Jail awaiting extradition to Clark County. She is next due to appear in court on April 8.
The model had spoken about her money troubles during an interview with Maxim last year, saying she would pay off her student debt if she won the magazine’s $25,000 Cover Girl contest. She placed eighth.
Burchard was a psychiatrist at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He worked there for nearly 40 years in the hospital’s behavioral health program.
A spokeswoman for the hospital said Burchard worked well beyond retirement age because he didn’t want to abandon his patients.