A prominent Boston surgeon has been arrested for murdering his missing wife after her remains were found near their home, according to reports.
Ingolf Tuerk, 58, a urologic oncologist, was taken into custody after police found the remains of Kathleen McLean, 45, about 11 p.m. Saturday in a wooded area not far from their home in Dover, the Boston Herald reported Sunday.
Massachusetts State Police, as well as the Dover and Dedham departments, began investigating McLean’s disappearance after she went missing on Thursday, the report said.
Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey on Saturday issued a statement calling McLean’s disappearance “suspicious,” according to the Daily Mail. Tuerk was arrested that night after police “developed information” about the whereabouts of the body and found her, the outlet said.
He is due to be arraigned on murder charges in Dedham District Court on Monday.
Tuerk is chief of urology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, where he has worked for nearly 12 years, according to his Linkedin profile.
The German-born doctor has a degree from Humboldt University in Berlin and is a professor of urology at Tufts University School of Medicine, his profile says.