Jonelle Melton: Her death is a mystery
Michael Melton, a teacher at Red Bank Middle School in New Jersey, left school Monday morning when his estranged wife didn’t show up for work. She too was a teacher at the school, and Michael swas worried. So he drove to her apartment in Neptune City, only to find her murdered.
Police have released very few details in the case, including the manner of death. As it now stands, no one seems to know what happened to social studies teacher Jonelle Melton.
Michael would seem a natural suspect in the case. He found the body, and the couple was destined for divorce August 6. But he’s the one who petitioned for divorce, which would seem to rule out the jilted lover syndrome. His lawyer says he’s also provided DNA and is “completely cooperative… Just because a marriage has broken up doesn’t mean a
friendship does,” attorney Ron Venturi told the Asbury Park Press.