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Idaho woman, 66, who claimed her husband accidentally fell overboard during a morning boating accident arrested for his murder – Autopsy suggests Laurcene Isenberg gave husband Larry lethal dose of Benadryl before they went boating

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Laurcene ‘Lori’ Isenberg was charged with first-degree murder on Feb 13, 2018 drowning death of her husband, Larry Isenberg, 68
Lori is suspected of giving her husband a lethal dose of Benadryl before the two went boating on Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho two years ago
She later claimed Larry fell overboard while leaning over the motor, and she waited two hours before seeking help because she didn’t want to leave the area where her husband fell into the water.
Autopsy found Larry Isenberg had 7,100 nanograms of the allergy drug in his system, while 100 nanograms to 1,000 nanograms is considered normal 
Dean Isenberg,  Larry’s son from an earlier relationship , believes that his stepmother murdered his father Larry to keep him from finding out about her financial crimes 
Laurcene ‘Lori’ Isenberg a year ago, pled guilty to three counts of wire fraud and was sentenced to five years in federal prison for embezzling half-a-million dollars from her employer
The news came out with the embezzlement case on the exact same day her husband drowned
Four of Lori’s daughters have pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud
Lori Isenberg her bond set at $2million and she is due back in court next Tuesday
Laurcene 'Lori' Isenberg [left],and [right] with husband, Larry Isenberg 3Laurcene ‘Lori’ Isenberg [foreground], is accused of poisoning her husband, Larry Isenberg [seen with her in photo], and causing him to drown in an Idaho lake in February 2018

A 66-year-old Idaho woman has been arrested in the poisoning death of her husband who she claimed drowned in a boating accident on a lake two years ago.
Search crews recovered the body of Larry Isenberg, 68, in March 2018, a month after he fell into Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Mother-of-six Laurcene ‘Lori’ Isenberg was booked into the Kootenai County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder.
Charging documents state that the mother-of-six daughters planned to kill her husband by intentionally creating the situation in which he was submerged in the lake and died, court documents say.

Laurcene 'Lori' Isenberg 1
Laurcene ‘Lori’ Isenberg, 66, [photo], was booked into the Kootenai County Jail Monday  on a charge of first-degree murder in the poisoning and drowning death of her husband, Larry Isenberg in an Idaho lake, exactly two years after the incident
Laurcene ‘Lori’ Isenberg was booked into the Kootenai County Jail Monday on a charge of first-degree murder. She is accused of poisoning her husband, Larry Isenberg, causing him to drown in an Idaho lake on February, 13, 2018

The autopsy found he had an astonishing 7,100 nanograms of the allergy drug in his system, while 100 nanograms to 1,000 nanograms is considered normal.
Curiously, a week after her husband died, Isenberg wrote a letter to friends and family detailing the events, which was obtained by The Spokesman-Review.
Despite’s Larry’s recent bout with the flu, the couple took the boat out February 13 to see the sunrise, the motor stalled, Isenberg wrote, and her husband fell overboard while leaning over the motor.
Isenberg wrote that she tried to reach Larry but tripped over a space heater, hitting her head.

Laurcene 'Lori' Isenberg with husband, Larry Isenberg 2Black widow: Lori [right] claimed her husband Larry [left], fell overboard as the two were boating on Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho. His body was found after the couple went on a winter boat ride. The autopsy report states that Larry had a fatal amount of Benadryl in his system

Lori claims after ‘frantically’ looking for Larry, she eventually found his phone and called for help. She told a detective she waited two hours because she didn’t want to leave the area where her husband fell into the water.
Her account of Larry’s health diverged from that of his friends, who told police Isenberg texted them that morning of February 13 to say he felt better.
A friend also said on February 13, Larry sent him a ‘thumbs-up’ emoji despite never having used an emoji in his life. Lori, however, was known to use the emoji regularly.

Laurcene 'Lori' Isenberg 2Laurcene ‘Lori’ Isenberg a year ago, pled guilty to three counts of wire fraud and was sentenced to five years in federal prison for embezzling half-a-million dollars from her employer
Shortly after her husband’s death, Lori Isenberg was charged with embezzling half-a-million dollars from her former employer, the North Idaho Housing Coalition. 

She pled guilty to three counts of wire fraud in January 2019 and was sentenced to five years in federal prison for embezzling from the organization.
Four of Lori Isenberg’s daughters have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for taking money from their mother that was embezzled.
Investigators also discovered handwritten changes had been made to Larry Isenberg’s will to give 80 per cent of the retired forester’s estate to his wife’s six daughters and 20 percent to his own two children.
Isenberg has continually been under investigation for her husband’s death, including a January 31 grand jury indictment that eventually led to the murder charges filed this week.

Dean Isenberg [left],and his dad Larry Isenberg 1Dean Isenberg [left], believes that his stepmother murdered his father Larry [right], to keep him from finding out about her financial crimes. Larry Isenberg had two sons while Lori brought her six daughters into the marriage

In an interview with KHQ after Lori’s arrest, Larry’s adult son, Dean Isenberg, speculated that his stepmother was trying to keep his father from finding out about her financial crimes.
“As far as we all knew, they had a great marriage,” he said. “It was something you could model your own relationship off of. It seemed like everything was perfect. Dad was happy. No one knew what was going on behind the scenes.”
“I suspected, I didn’t want to believe it, but I definitely suspected,” Dean said.
The only reason Dean was ever suspicious of Lori when it came to his father’s death is because of timing.
“This blindsided us,” he said.
Dean was referring to Lori’s financial crimes surfacing while the devastation of losing his dad was so raw: “The news came out with the embezzlement case on the exact same day,” he said.
“It was too coincidental for me. If it wouldn’t have come out the way it did, we would have just thought [y dad’s death], was a horrible accident.”
Dean believes his step-mother was trying to keep his father from finding out what she’d be up to.

Larry Isenberg, with his son Dean and his beloved dog EchoLarry Isenberg, with his son Dean and his beloved dog Echo. “This blindsided us,” said dean. According to him, the family believed his dad and Lori had an exemplary marriage

“My dad was my world,” Dean said in his interview.
Larry’s family still in pain over losing him every single day, take solace in having one of his great loves, his dog Echo,  who provides love and comfort they used to get from Larry.
“She’s been really good for our hearts, for our family,” Dean said.
“She reminds him of us a lot,” he said.
Lori was brought to Kootenai County in Idaho from the SeaTac federal detention center in Seattle Monday, with her bond set at $2million.
She is due back in court next Tuesday.

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