Bhadreshkumar Patel Suspected of Killing Wife in Maryland

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Bhadreshkumar Patel, who allegedly killed his wife in the back room of a Dunkin’ Donuts last spring is being searched by FBI, media reports here suggest. Acting on the belief that the 25-year-old Patel is in the New York metro area, the feds have unveiled a “wanted” billboard in Times Square to help solicit tips, NBC News reported. Authorities also released new surveillance footage of 21-year-old Palak Patel’s final moments on April 12.

The couple worked together at the store, and the video captures them in the back before disappearing behind baking racks just before midnight. Several customers were still out front waiting to be served, the FBI said.

Moments later, the footage shows only Bhadreshkumar Patel emerging from the back room. A customer later called police after no workers could be located, NBC New York reported in April.

Anne Arundel County police say Palak Patel was stabbed to death with a large kitchen knife. Her husband faces charges of first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and a weapons offense.

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