Her daughter Jess described her as a “soccer mom.” Clearly devoted to her kids, Birgfeld drove them everywhere and even allowed them to sleep in her bed. She was, indeed, the very definition of a supermom. But events were soon to send her children’s lives into a tailspin.
On Thursday June 28, 2007, she traveled 120 miles for a date with 37-year-old Howard Biegler, her first husband. The date seemed to go smoothly, and just after 9:00 p.m., she called Biegler to tell him that she was nearly home. However, Birgfeld didn’t come home that Thursday.
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In fact, Birgfeld still hadn’t arrived home by Saturday. Unusual working hours were simply part and parcel of all her many jobs and businesses, though, and so her children’s nanny thought nothing of it. Her daughter Jess, on the other hand, did – and subsequently insisted that her nanny call the cops.