Man held for court in missing wife’s 2012 homicide

Carlisle/West Shore

A Cumberland County man is headed to trial for the death of his wife who went missing seven years ago.

Hap Seiders, 65, was ordered held for court after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. He is charged with criminal homicide, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse in the death of his wife, Rabihan Seiders.

Rabihan Seiders was reported missing in April 2012. Police believe Hap Seiders assaulted and killed her then dismembered and at least partially burned her body at their Silver Spring Township home.

The motive, investigators believe, may have been the couple’s $4-million gold coin collection that Rabihan Seiders moved to safe deposit boxes.

Hap Seiders was arrested last week. District Attorney Skip Ebert has said charges were not filed earlier because evidence in the case is circumstantial. He added that the investigation is ongoing.

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