There is relief in the pathology department at Creighton after an arrest in a string of murders linked to the Creighton Pathology Department. Monday, a former Creighton medical resident who was dismissed from the program several years ago was arrested for allegedly killing four people.
The head of Creighton’s pathology department thanks the Omaha police for making the arrest, and now they want to get back to normal here.
For months, the tension at Creighton’s pathology department was ever present. It hit a peak in May when Creighton Doctor Roger Brumback and his wife Mary were found dead in their home and many wondered out loud if that killing were connected to another killing in 2008 where another Creighton pathologist, Dr. William Hunter, lost his son and housekeeper in a horrible double murder.
Police believe 40-year-old Anthony Joseph Garcia, a former resident in the Creighton pathology department is responsible for all the killing. He’s been arrested and is in custody. That gives the pathology department at Creighton time to catch their breath.
“We have tried to do business as normal as possible since may in the department but the fact that the killer was on the loose was always on our minds, the news of arrest has brought closure,” said Dr. Poonam Sharma, interim chair of the Creighton pathology department.
Dr. Sharma says the department will now try to focus on their daily task, teach their residents and move forward.