City yanks principal post from suspect’s wife
Having your husband as the lead suspect in a grisly child killing, especially when you've been accused of providing conflicting alibis, can be dangerous to your chances of running Greenbrier Elementary School. Indiana educator Debra L. Duncan found this out the hard way after giving notice to her current employer and planning to move to Charlottesville.
That is, until the Charlottesville School Board got wind of her alleged role in protecting her husband, who remains a top suspect in a still-unsolved 1990 killing in San Antonio, Texas.
Seventeen years ago, 11-year-old Heidi Lynn Seeman was walking home from a sleep-over near her home when she was abducted. A few weeks later, her body was found in trash bags nearly 50 miles away.
According to a leaked Air Force investigation, it was retired Air Force Major Eric Duncan, the would-be principal's husband, who soared to the top of the suspect list, with Mrs. Duncan offering conflicting alibis. However, the Duncans maintained his innocence, the report found no direct evidence linking him to the crime, and no charges have ever been filed. The case led to one of the largest searches in Texas history as well as to the creation of a center in Heidi's name for missing and exploited children.
NBC29 scored an interview with Mr. Duncan in which he expresses shock and anguish over the City School Board's refusal, after announcing his wife's appointment last Thursday, to ratify her contract.
In February, the famed Texas Rangers were invited in to study the unsolved murder.