Next week, a Deer Park man will stand trial for allegedly murdering his ex-wife, but Clay Starbuck wasn't the only man investigators and prosecutors considered a suspect in the case. Now, those other men will have to explain to a jury how they were cleared in the case and their testimony could reveal embarrassing details about their love life.
One of those men is John Kenlein,�a teacher and coach at Lewis and Clark High School. He admitted to investigators he was heavily involved in the online dating scene back in 2011. No one was supposed to know about that part of his life, but his secret rendezvous were uncovered when one of the women he was dating was murdered in her Deer Park home.
When Chanin Starbuck's body was found, detectives learned the recent divorcee had been involved in online dating. Homicide investigators asked that Starbuck's online suitors come forward; Kenlein was one of them.
"He immediately - using a pseudonym - contacted law enforcement," said Kenlein's attorney Bob Cossey. "When they contacted him and set up a meeting, he -- 100-percent, 110-percent -- cooperated completely."