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Mortgage exec allegedly kills wife, jumps from bridge

Suicide note says motive was personal, not financial

An executive at a bankrupt subprime mortgage lender who is believed to have killed his wife before taking his own life was motivated by personal, rather than financial, problems, authorities said. Walter Buczynski, 59, the vice president of Fieldstone Mortgage of Columbia, Md., called police before jumping from a bridge over the Delaware River Jan. 18, the Associated Press reported, citing the Burlington County, N.J., prosecutor's office. Buczynski asked dispatchers to check on the welfare of his wife, Marci, 37, who was later found dead at their home in New Jersey from blunt force trauma injuries to the head that resulted in a fractured neck. The mortgage executive also left a note in his car saying the motive for the killing was the couple's personal relationship, and not their economic situation, and that the couple's two sons were safe, the AP reported. Buczynksi is believed to have died after jumping from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, a twin suspension bridge con...