LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. — Court documents obtained by KHQ say Charles Bergman was searching the Internet for the area where he allegedly dumped his wife’s body.
Charles Bergman has been charged with murdering his wife after Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies found her body in a field. A farmer saw the body while driving in the field and called 911, the documents show.
Theresa Bergman’s skull was cracked, and her injuries were consistent with being hit with a shovel, documents show. The documents also say that Charles Bergman was seen buying a shovel at a Walmart in Moses Lake.
Before her death, Teresa Bergman asked to separate from Charles, the documents say. The documents also say that Teresa Bergman returned from New York to visit an old boyfriend before being picked up by Charles from Spokane International Airport.Documents say Charles Bergman knew about the relationship
Court documents also show that Bergman searched his phone for “New York” as well as “what is a lethal dose of lorazepam” and “lorazepam and alcohol” before picking up his wife from the airport.
The documents also said they found references to “Harrington, WA” and “Fishtrap Recreation Area” on Bergman’s phone. According to the documents, Charles Bergman’s phone was pinged about 50 feet from where his wife’s body was found.
Bergman is currently in a Pennsylvania prison awaiting extradition to Washington.