In a gruesome murder Jay Orbin’s torso was found in the Arizona desert and his murderer proved to be very close to home, Betrayed spotlights the case.
44-year-old Jay Orbin was a self-made man and a successful jewelry and art dealer, who lived in Phoenix, Arizona.
On September 8, 2004, Orbin travelled home from Florida and that was the last time anybody saw him alive again. A few weeks later his wife and former Las Vegas stripper, 43-year-old wife Marjorie Orbin, reported him missing and on October 23 a torso was found in a plastic box in the outskirts of the city.
In December police arrested Marjorie and charged her with first-degree murder, her use of Orbin’s credit cards leading detectives to investigate her as a suspect.
Detectives believe that Marjorie shot Orbin dead when he returned from his business trip and then proceed to freeze his body before using a jigsaw to cut it up. They discovered she was having several affairs and had huge debts, with police believing she hoped to gain financially from Orbin’s death.Watch the Latest on our YouTube Channel
A long trial lasting months saw Marjorie convicted of murder and she was given a life sentence by the court. She had claimed that her former lover, Larry Weisberg, had committed the crime but he made a deal for immunity and testified against her.
The rest of Orbin’s body has never been found.
Betrayed – Life and Limb airs at 3:00 PM on Investigation Discovery.