Who is Stephen Capaldi? Bio, Wiki, Age, Suspect, Police Report

Stephen Capaldi
Stephen Capaldi

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Stephen Capaldi the husband of a Pennsylvania mom who has been missing for nearly two months has been charged with her murder, authorities announced.


Stephen Capaldi is 57 years old.


Stephen Capaldi of Sellersville is accused of strangling his wife, 55-year-old Elizabeth “Beth” Capaldi, dismembering her body in their home and disposing of her remains across the Greater Philadelphia area, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said during a Dec. 15 press conference.

Capaldi has been charged with third-degree murder, possession of an instrument of crime, tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice, and abuse of a corpse, Weintraub said.

His charges were reduced as part of a negotiation agreement with authorities, who allege he assisted them in recovering a portion of her remains from a wooded area near Philadelphia International Airport last week. Authorities believe that was just one of the multiple locations where Stephen discarded his longtime wife’s remains.

Elizabeth was reported missing by a family member on Oct. 12, just two days after she was last seen at the home she shared with her husband, Weintraub announced in an Oct. 24 news release.

The woman’s cell phone, keys, and car were found in the residence, while her purse, wallet, and $13,000 in cash were gone, according to the D.A.

At that time, Stephen was taken into custody for questioning before a grand jury, but had not yet been charged in the death of his wife of 30 years, court papers show.

Authorities say he killed his wife on the morning of Oct. 10 while she was asleep in their bed by strangling her and using a pillow to smother her.

Stephen then moved his wife’s body from the master bedroom to a back bedroom and then down to the basement, where he dismembered her and disposed of her remains on Oct. 12, the D.A. alleged.

Authorities believe Stephen disposed of some of her remains in an apartment complex dumpster in Lansdale, a Montgomery County borough, and buried the rest along the Delaware River in Tinicum Township, Delaware County. Investigators have not found the rest of Elizabeth’s remains.

The couple’s daughter, Emma Capaldi, confirmed her mother’s death in an emotional Facebook post.

“My beautiful mother is gone from this world,” she wrote, alongside a collage of photos and a video. “She made me who I am. She touched so many people. The video at the end makes me smile every time I watch it.”

A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help Emma with any additional expenses that have emerged as a result of her sudden loss.

“On October 10, 2022, Elizabeth Capaldi went missing. [Eight] weeks later our worst fears were realized as word spread that her husband, Stephen, was in custody and led investigators to her remains,” reads the fundraiser, launched by beneficiaries, Jen and Alisa.

A motive for the killing was not immediately clear, though Stephen claimed in a grand jury report that a week before his wife’s disappearance, she admitted to having an affair and that he “was interested” in the disclosure but did not question her.

The report goes on to say that the grand jury did not believe that Elizabeth was having an affair, and she didn’t tell her husband that before her death, adding that no evidence relating to a purported affair was ever found during a search of her devices.

Authorities later discovered that Stephen allegedly had a six-month affair with a woman, an accusation supported by messages investigators discovered in his cell phone, according to the report. Police also found several internet searches such as “how to get away with murder,” “how to vanish and never be found,” and “can a polygraph be skewed,” the report states.

Stephen is being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility without bail and is expected to plead guilty, Weintraub said.