Note again the red door knob hanger. It is a notice for lawn
mowing violation that had been moved to the foyer from the front
August 25, 2010 the same house
is being sold at a Sheriff's sale due to
default on the mortgage. Darlene had
abandoned the house and moved back
to Conowingo, Maryland where she was
working again in the Lancaster County
Pennsylvania school district as a vice
Note door knob hanger, slightly
visible on right of sheriff's sale notice.
Darlene Zachry insisted she was following her husbands wishes although she was the
only person who knew what these "wishes" were. Nothing in the "will" outlined these
"wishes" and anyone who knew Ray had never heard him mention any plans for a
funeral - never a particular funeral home - never that he was thinking death was
eminent. Ray was planning for his retirement one day.
Darlene and her friend Lisa Miller-Werneke were the only people who knew of these
Not long after Ray's death, Darlene decided to abandon the house in Souderton, PA
and return to Ray's original home in Conowingo, Maryland she had occupied with him
HOW TO FOLLOW YOUR DECEASED HUSBAND'S "WISHES"
SOUDERTON, PA house Darlene and
Ray purchased together May 25, 2007,
and where Ray was found lying dead
beside his truck four months later -
September 25, 2007.
Note the bags of trash and
garbage left on the porch,
similar bags were throughout
the inside of the house along
with food and beverage in the
Remnants left behind from
an apparent open house
and moving party.
|1986 Doctor Jack Road
living here since 2007. She married the
house since 2008, according to
someone close to the situation,
Darlene moved back into the house
from Souderton in 2009.
This is how the CONOWINGO property
was found September 2010.
Back patio with raw, rotting garbage and debris
Kitchen sink and counter top. Under the sink
(below) was even worse.
aluminum panels had been pulled apart, shoes,
pulled loose and laying about the area.
A dishwasher with dirty dishes and a recliner that
had been on the porch for over a year.
The floor of the sink cabinet was rotted out from
leaking plumbing that was never repaired.
The basement was full of bags of rotting garbage,
the stairs was used as a garbage dump once the
basement was full.
Kitchen, a corner where the refrigerator previously
stood-across the room even worse...
LEFT: Photo of one side of the attic. Tons of boxes of of
the attic, Ray's clothes were removed from the hangers
and piled into the insulation. His service photograph was
face down in the insulation.
This was part of Ray's "wishes"
Ray always kept a clean, orderly and well repaired home
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ONE CORNER OF KITCHEN
Note the Sheriff's sale
notice on the front door
NOTE ON FRONT DOOR
RAY'S CONOWINGO HOME:
Darlene's daughter Christa and baby abandoned the property in
the summer of 2010 after Darlene sent her Mother-in-law, Shirley
Ratledge Sanservino, a letter saying she was planning to sell the
property since it had no equity and she was paying the mortgage.
Ray's Mother offered to purchase the property, but received no
reply from Darlene or her attorney.
Then, a tip that the house had been abandoned proved to be
true when Shirley drove by in September and found the following
condition inside and outside the house.