Lawrence “Larry” Rudolph and his wife, Bianca, were on their way back to the United States from a safari vacation in Zambia, Africa, when disaster struck.
Larry, a Pittsburgh-area dentist, said he was in the toilet when he heard a gunshot and spotted his wife, who was bleeding and dead on the bedroom floor.
He stated that the shotgun accidentally fired while Bianca was packing it.
Larry had his wife’s ashes burned immediately in Zambia, prompting Bianca’s friend to wonder if it was an accident.
Shortly after Bianca’s death, the friend notified the FBI. According to an FBI complaint, she also claimed Lawrence was having an affair and was verbally abusive to Bianca.
According to the acquaintance who tipped off the FBI, the couple fought over money.