Clyde Campbell contends that his girlfriend Dorothy Grubb slipped and fell in their bathroom and broke her neck. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner tells a different story.
An autopsy ruled Grubb's death a homicide. Kristi Grubb, Dorothy's daughter, can't believe her mother is gone.
"I can't get over this. I don't know how we're ever going to get over this," Kristi said.
Kristi said she knew something was wrong as soon as she didn't hear back from her mother on Saturday.
Now a memorial with flowers, candles and messages sits by Dorothy Grubb's front door. Her body was found by investigators less than four miles away on the side of the road.
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"It's just a shame that she was taken so young, plus from her grandchild and that's the part that hurts the most," said a woman who did not want to be identified. She said she was a childhood friend of Kristi's.
She stopped by to light the candles outside of the Dundalk home Dorothy Grubb shared with her boyfriend Campbell.
A witness told investigators they heard Grubb and Campbell arguing inside their second floor bathroom, according to charging documents.
Then there was a loud "pop" and the verbal argument stopped.
The witness went on to say Campbell dragged his girlfriend's body down the stairs and into the backyard where he put it in a tarp, loaded her into the bed of his truck, and drove off.
Police took the information from that witness and focused their search Tuesday evening.
Less than three hours later, they discovered the 61-year-old's body along Peninsula Expressway.
The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide by "multiple force injuries." Police and the medical examiner confirm that no shots were fired.
Campbell has been charged with first degree murder and faces a life sentence.