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Lori Isenberg arraignment on grand theft charge delayed until October

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Larry Isenberg and Lori Barnes Isenberg.
Larry Isenberg and Lori Barnes Isenberg.

Laurcene “Lori” Isenberg, the Kootenai County woman in the center of a murder investigation of her husband, who died in February, had her arraignment delayed until October on charges of felony grand theft.

Isenberg, 64, turned herself in to authorities on July 25 two months after she failed to show for a May 25 hearing, where she was to answer to suspicions of stealing half a million dollars from a charity she directed.

While not charged in her husband’s death, court documents show she and her children are primary suspects after Larry Isenberg reportedly fell into Lake Coeur d’Alene as the two were on a morning boat ride on Feb. 13. A month before his death, investigators learned there were hand-written alterations to Larry’s will that bequeathed 80 percent of his estate to Lori’s children and 20 percent of the estate to Larry’s children.

Autopsy records further showed Larry likely died of a Benadryl overdose, not from drowning.

Lori’s arraignment is now scheduled for Oct. 29, reported KHQ News’ Adam Mayer. Her bond remained at $500,000 and if posted, she is to turn in her passport and not leave Kootenai County.


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