Widow left with few answers after man allegedly killed, dismembered husband

A month after a 70-year-old man was found dead hours after he was reported missing, his widow is talking about the nearly 50-year marriage she had with him. 

Authorities said Robert Page's family reported him missing on Nov. 8. Using a neighbor’s surveillance video, police were able to arrest Christian Ponce-Martinez, 25, after he was seen on Page's property. 

Police said Ponce-Martinez murdered Page and then dismembered and hid Page's body. 

Lula Page is still trying to figure out how to live life without her husband, who she was married to for 49 years.

“I can’t cry. I’m still thinking in my mind that’s the denial part of it. I’m still thinking in my mind he’s going to walk around that corner,” Page told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes

Lula Page knew something was wrong that day when she couldn’t get her husband on the phone and couldn’t find him anywhere when she returned home.


“What I could not understand, and I still can’t understand, is how he got my husband out this house,” she said. 

Police are still investigating that and trying to figure out the motive.

Page said she doesn't know anything about the suspect, so after the murder she sent a friend next door to speak to a woman living there.

The woman said she was in the house with her baby when all of this happened – but didn’t see anything.

“She said she was locked up in room with the baby in there  and he was privy to the kitchen and the bathroom and she said she heard noises but didn’t know what it was and I guess she was in there frantic to come out because that same morning they attempted to evict him and he had nowhere to go,” Page said. 

The suspect has a preliminary hearing Thursday morning. Page told Fernandes that she’ll be there to look the suspect in the eye and see if he'll say anything in court.

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