Who Killed Joan Bent? The shocking discovery in the course of investigating this incident is that her killer is her own husband Donald. There’s is a lot to know about what happened and her cause of death, stay tuned!
Joan Brent was a Watervliet, New York resident.
Born on November 29, 1938, she died at the age of 47 in 1986.
Joan’s murder case came to light after 30 years as Investigation Discovery has brought out a TV program A Fatal Fling, which chronicles the shocking murder and the real perpetrator who turned out to be one of her close family members.
Who Killed Joan Bent?
Joan Bent’s husband Donald Bent killed her as noted in The Cinemaholic.
Joan was reported missing for the first time on February 17, 1986. After 11 days, the police discovered her body solidly frozen in the trunk of the car. When her body was taken to a hospital for an autopsy, the autopsy revealed that she died of asphyxiation caused by strangulation.
The police and other investigation authorities were working to identify the true murderer. Donald, Joan’s husband, was initially unconcerned because he was the one who notified the police about his wife’s disappearance.
However, when they discovered through medical reports that Joan’s food remained undigested in her stomach, Donald’s suspicions were aroused because they both ate the same food together before Joan went missing. As a result, Donald was arrested and put on trial.
Donald finally admitted to his daughter Dawn Bent in 2015 that he was the one who murdered Joan.
Murderer Husband Donald Bent Arrested – Where Is He Now?
Donald Bent, Joan Bent’s husband, was arrested and convicted of murder in 1988.
He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for murdering his wife.
Donald Bent has passed away. According to police, he murdered his wife after learning that Joan was going to file for divorce.
Actually, in 2020, Donald Bent died in Cohoes, New York, 17 months after his release as per Find A grave.
According to the investigations, he strangled his wife the night before he reported her missing on February 16, 1986, at their Watervliet home. Donald strangled her and stuffed her body in the trunk of her car before driving it to Menands.
He returned home after leaving her dead body and car, called the police, and thus played the role of the bereaved husband in front of the television and cameras.
More Details On Joan Bent Daughter Dawn Bent
Joan Bent shared a daughter Dawn Bent with her husband Donald Bent.
And, Donald, who kept denying of killing his wife or found to be not guilty, eventually opened up about the hidden truth and confessed his crime to his daughter Dawn at last.