Thu, August 12, 2004

Lori's anguished note


A LETTER found in the apartment of a missing Salt Lake City woman suggests she was having marital problems with her husband, who is now accused of killing her. "I hate coming home from work because it hurts to be home in our apartment," said the letter, excerpts of which were included in a police document released yesterday. "I can't imagine life with you if things don't change. I got someone I don't know I want to spend the rest of my life with unless changes are made."

The document does not explicitly say who wrote the letter, but Mark Hacking's first name was written on the outside of the folded note.

In a 42-page affidavit, police revealed dozens of items seized from the couple's apartment, their vehicles and Mark Hacking's workplace locker.

Hacking has been charged with murder, accused of shooting his wife, Lori, after her discovery he had been lying about his college education and plans to enroll at a medical school.

A security-camera company official said yesterday police are reviewing surveillance images from a hospital where they believe Hacking dumped his wife's body in a trash container.