Search warrant describes bloody scene at victim’s house

by Tom Chillemi

DELTAVILLE—While police have been tight-lipped about the alleged murder of Margaret Thornton “Peggy” Lammers, the search warrant executed by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) and filed in Middlesex County Circuit Court reveals some grizzly details.

Lammers, 61, was found dead in a residence on Stove Point Road in Deltaville on July 11 about 6:15 p.m. by a Middlesex deputy. 

Her husband, Tony, who lives out of state, had called the MSO stating that attempts to contact Mrs. Lammers by cell and house phones had been unsuccessful at the Deltaville residence, which is known to be the “river home” of Mrs. Lammers’ late parents, states the search warrant issued on July 11 at 10 p.m. 

The search warrant lists “murder” as the offense for which the warrant was sought.

According to the search warrant, a Middlesex deputy responded and noticed an open sliding glass door at the rear of the single-story residence. He entered the house and found some things out of place. Some handbags had been dumped out and a telescope was knocked over.

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