HUSBAND, 37, BRUTALLY MURDERS WIFE 20 Years Older; Uber Records Connect Him to Scene

HUSBAND, 37, BRUTALLY MURDERS WIFE 20 Years Older; Uber Records Connect Him to Scene

A husband was sentenced to life in jail for stabbing his estranged wife to death after police used recordings from his Uber journey home to link him to the crime.

Kenneth Shea, 37, was imprisoned after pleading guilty to the savage murder of 57-year-old Elizabeth Shea in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.

In April 2024, Shea was found dead on the master bedroom floor of her Cromwell Lane house, with slash wounds to her head and neck.

Police had gone to Shea’s home to check on her after coworkers at a doggie daycare complained that she had not shown up for work that morning. When police arrived at the property, they discovered three phones “discarded in the toilet” and the door to the main bedroom shut.

After finding the body, investigators discovered that an air conditioning unit “had been pushed inside the residence, allowing access through the window,” according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office.

Four hard drives from the home’s security cameras were discovered and thrown in the toilet.

Kenneth Shea was initially charged with simple assault following a previous domestic violence incident at his residence. Police said he was served with a protection from abuse order and was evicted from his Cromwell Lane residence.

In the following days, detectives concentrated their investigation on Kenneth Shea and his travel history on the day of the murder.

According to records discovered by detectives, he took an Uber in the early morning hours of April 10.

“He was picked up at 12.36 am from the Comfort Inn in Feasterville-Trevose and dropped off at 12.55 am on Wainwright Road, which is behind the victim’s home. At 3.37 a.m., the defendant was picked up on Wainwright Road and returned to the hotel at 3.58 a.m., when video surveillance from the lobby showed him coming and going to Room 314, according to the DA’s office.

Shea’s phone location records also showed him near the Bucks County motel in the days leading up to the murder, as well as on April 10.

Following the discovery, officers detained Shea as he exited his hotel room at about 6 p.m. on April 10.

According to a criminal complaint, investigators later discovered camouflaged pants consistent with those Shea was seen wearing when he returned to the motel after the murder, as well as what seemed to be blood spots on the bed.

Investigators reported that Shea sustained injuries to his right hand, including three tiny wounds to his right index finger. Shea was in tears when he was sentenced on Monday, apologizing to his murdered wife and her sons, who were present in court.

He also stated that he wanted to forego the trial to save the family any further anguish.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele called the murder a “tragic case” and said, “Our hearts go out to the family of Elizabeth Shea.”

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