A murdered lady’s boyfriend has pleaded his innocence after her physique was discovered on a mountain climbing path – admitting he has a legal background however claiming he had “changed” his habits.
Mother-of-five Rachel Morin, 37, disappeared round 6 p.m. Saturday as she left her residence to go for a hike on the Ma and Pa Trail in Bel Air, Maryland.
Richard Tobin, her new boyfriend, took to social media to say he would “never hurt her” after the police replace.
He has not been charged with something and isn’t a suspect within the case.
Police confirmed a murder investigation had been launched – regardless of a coroner not formally confirming that the physique belonged to Morin – primarily based on what officers “physically observed at the scene.”
Without going into particulars of what was found, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler stated the place the place the deceased feminine physique was discovered was “unfortunately” according to a murder.
Rachel Morin, 37, was final seen leaving her residence round 6 p.m. Saturday to take a hike on the Ma and Pa Trail in Bel Air, Maryland. A physique was found close to the 6.5-mile mountain climbing path
Rachel and her new boyfriend Richard Tobin. Tobin, her boyfriend, wrote in an replace below their relationship standing, “I love Rachel, I would never hurt her, let the family and I grieve”
Tobin wrote below their latest relationship standing replace, “I love Rachel, I would never hurt her, let the family and I grieve.
‘Yes I have a past but I’ve also been clean for 15 months and have changed as a person. Please.’
The pair only started dating on Aug. 1, according to their joint social media post.
Tobin, 27, was the person who called police on Saturday night to report her missing.
He alluded to his lengthy police record — which included two arrests for second-degree assault, violating restraining orders, drug possession and willful destruction of property.
Tobin also has a number of traffic violations, a felony fugitive, resisting arrest and disorderly drunkenness and conduct marks on his criminal record, documents show.
His most recent recorded offense – second-degree assault – occurred on March 14, 2020. An outcome has not yet been determined.
The first of his 26 arrests was for a DUI in Pennsylvania on March 9, 2016, to which he pleaded guilty.
In an update to their statement about her disappearance, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday, “At approximately 1:07 p.m., a deceased woman was found along the Ma and Pa Trail in Bel Air.
The victim’s identity, cause and manner of death are still under investigation.
“We are convinced that this is the body of Rachel Morin. But that final determination is with the medical examiner and that has not happened yet.’
They said there is still no suspect in her death.
“Luckily we don’t have too much violent crime in Harford County, but if we do have one I prefer if I can stand here and tell you that the suspect has been arrested or if it’s a targeted crime .
‘I can’t tell you it is.
Tobin pleaded his innocence on Facebook, saying he would do nothing to harm Rachel
Just days before her disappearance and death, Rachel shared snaps of her and her new boyfriend Richard
Morin was described by police as 5 feet 8 inches tall, 107 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes
“I will not comment on what they physically observed on site. But detectives unfortunately believe it to be a murder case.”
Just days earlier than her disappearance and demise, Rachel shared snaps of her and her new boyfriend Richard.
She wrote, together with two smiling photographs: ‘Only started taking pictures a few weeks ago.. but these are a few of my favourites. From the beach to the mountains.’
Richard Tobin has been contacted by Each dayMail.com for remark.
Morin was described by police as 5 toes 8 inches tall, 107 kilos with blond hair and blue eyes.
She was final seen carrying a blue or black tank prime, black sports activities bra, black spandex shorts and grey sneakers.
Her automobile was additionally parked on the entrance to the trail on Williams Street.
The pair solely began relationship on Aug. 1, in response to social media
Police stated a homicide investigation had been launched – regardless of a coroner’s failure to substantiate the physique was positively Morin’s – primarily based on what officers “physically observed at the scene”
Tobin, Rachel’s boyfriend, was the one who referred to as the police on Saturday night time to report her lacking
On a GoFundMe web page, her sister Rebekah stated her demise was “not accidental” and that she “didn’t go voluntarily.”
She wrote, “It is with devastating grief and heartbreak that heartbreak has once again struck our family.
“My sister, Rachel Morin, went missing on Saturday, August 5, 2023 around 6:00 PM. In less than 24 hours, her body was found by local police.
“It’s only been a week since my niece Lily Beth passed away from SIDS, and I find myself needing to create another gofundme to help my mother, Patty Morin, with funeral costs.
“There was no life insurance.
“This was not an accidental death, and she did not go voluntarily, and she deserves a funeral worthy of her beauty.
“If there is any money left, they will go to things her 5 children need. Share, donate, comment and keep it up.
“Once we have made the arrangements, I will update with service dates and times. If you would like to donate directly, message me on Facebook.”
Tributes have poured in for the beloved mom.
One individual wrote, “I just saw Rachel a few days ago. I have known her and her daughters for several years. She was always nice to me.
“I wish I could do more, but then again, I wish this had never happened. Condolences to family and friends and especially her children. Rest in peace Rachel.”
Another stated, “I’m so sorry for the loss of her family. I think of all her loved ones, especially children.’
A third added: “We knew Rachel and her children well, and we will certainly miss them.”