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Rose Chase Trial: Day 3

Canandaigua, N.Y. -- A forensic anthropologist took the stand Thursday morning in the trial of Rose Chase, the woman accused of murdering her husband, and cremating his remains.

Doctor Dennis Dirkmaat testified that investigators found six arm bones belonging to Roses husband Adam Chase in a field in the town of Potter. He added that it was clear that the body was dismembered before it was set on fire.

He also testified that there were no signs of trauma such as a stabbing or gunshot wound prior to the time of death.

Wednesday, jurors heard from a friend of Adams family who is a private investigator.

Rodney Miller said Rose gave him permission to tour the home after Adam's disappearance. He testified that he could "smell death" in the home.

Miller decided he needed to take action, so he worked with the Chase's babysitter to play a trick on Rose.

The babysitter told Rose that there was a break in the case, and someone would be charged with murder. According to Miller, Rose later admitted that she burned her husband's remains.
Tuesday, prosecutors made the case that Rose planned to kill Adam after a friend took a picture of her in a park with another man.
Prosecutors say Rose pushed her husband down the stairs, hid his body in the basement, before getting rid of his remains.

She maintains the death was an accident.


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