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Michelle <I>Rivera</I> Nyce

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Michelle Rivera Nyce

Birth
Quezon, Bukidnon Province, Northern Mindanao, Philippines
Death
16 Jan 2004 (aged 34)
Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes given to family. Add to Map
Memorial ID
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Murder Victim:

Michelle Rivera Nyce, 34, died Friday, Jan. 16. Born in Mibantang, Quezon, Bukidnon, Philippines, Michelle had lived in North Carolina and Princeton prior to moving to Titusville in 2000. She was a beauty consultant with Macy's Department Store.

Michelle's relationship with the gardener on the property, Miguel Jesus, was revealed when Miguel tried to blackmail Michelle's husband, Dr. Jonathan Nyce, 54, for $500,000. When Jonathan confronted Michelle with the affair, Michelle admitted the affair to Jonathan. Jonathan admitted to killing Michelle in the garage of their sprawling home, according to Hopewell Township Police Dept. Jonathan then took her body, placed her in the car and wrecked the car, making it looked like she was killed in an auto accident...
Investigators examine evidence left at the auto accident to determine if this was murder, including footprints leading away from the scene, blood on the outside of the car and Michelle was not wearing shoes even though it was in the middle of winter...Jonathan was sentenced to only 8 years in prison. Michelle's family was present at the trial...

Michelle's story is portrayed on HLN's Forensic Files, Season 11, Episode 1 'Naughty or Nyce'.
Murder Victim:

Michelle Rivera Nyce, 34, died Friday, Jan. 16. Born in Mibantang, Quezon, Bukidnon, Philippines, Michelle had lived in North Carolina and Princeton prior to moving to Titusville in 2000. She was a beauty consultant with Macy's Department Store.

Michelle's relationship with the gardener on the property, Miguel Jesus, was revealed when Miguel tried to blackmail Michelle's husband, Dr. Jonathan Nyce, 54, for $500,000. When Jonathan confronted Michelle with the affair, Michelle admitted the affair to Jonathan. Jonathan admitted to killing Michelle in the garage of their sprawling home, according to Hopewell Township Police Dept. Jonathan then took her body, placed her in the car and wrecked the car, making it looked like she was killed in an auto accident...
Investigators examine evidence left at the auto accident to determine if this was murder, including footprints leading away from the scene, blood on the outside of the car and Michelle was not wearing shoes even though it was in the middle of winter...Jonathan was sentenced to only 8 years in prison. Michelle's family was present at the trial...

Michelle's story is portrayed on HLN's Forensic Files, Season 11, Episode 1 'Naughty or Nyce'.

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