California psychiatrist paid rent for Playboy model accused of his murder

A California psychiatrist who was found dead in an abandoned car in Las Vegas had paid the rent for a Playboy model who is now accused of killing him. 

The body of Dr Thomas Burchard, 71, was found stuffed in the truck of a car found on the side of the road on March 7. 

Kelsey Turner, 25, was arrested for his murder on March 21. She has been charged with first-degree murder with a deadly weapon enhancement.

Judy Earp, Burchard's longtime girlfriend, said the psychiatrist had given Turner around $300,000 during the time they knew each other. 

Dr Thomas Burchard, the California psychiatrist found dead in an abandoned car in Las Vegas, was paying the rent for Kelsey Turner, who has been accused of murdering him

Pictured is Turner

Dr Thomas Burchard, the California psychiatrist found dead in an abandoned car in Las Vegas, was paying the rent for Playboy model Kelsey Turner, who has been accused of murdering him 

Turner, 25, was arrested for his murder on March 21. She has been charged with first-degree murder with a deadly weapon enhancement

Turner, 25, was arrested for his murder on March 21. She has been charged with first-degree murder with a deadly weapon enhancement

Earp said that Burchard had signed a lease for a home in Salinas, California where Turner had lived for 'about a year' with her mother and children. 

She said the model, who appeared in Playboy Italia and Maxim, had told Burchard that she couldn't qualify for a lease because she had 'bad credit'. 

'He helped a lot of people,' Earp told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 'She had this really sad story. She took the $300,000. I'll just leave it at that.' 

Judy Earp, Burchard's longtime girlfriend, said he had given Turner around $300,000 during the time they knew each other

Judy Earp, Burchard's longtime girlfriend, said he had given Turner around $300,000 during the time they knew each other

Burchard paid Turner's rent for months but stopped after the 'lease was up'. 

'He told her several months before that he was not going to continue,' Earp said. 'He actually paid her money to leave.' 

Turner was eventually evicted from the home in Salinas and moved to Las Vegas. 

The model's mother told KSBW that Turner and Burchard had known each other 'for years'. 

Marcelino Alejandro, Turner's neighbor in the Salinas home, said that there were 'calls for police on a few occasions', as well as parties and disturbances. 

An anonymous source told the site that Turner and Burchard had met online. 

'He told me he met Kelsey on a website and met up with her and they talked. They had dinner a few times,' the source said.  

Earp said that Burchard had signed a lease for a home in Salinas, California where Turner had lived for 'about a year' with her mother (pictured together) and children

Earp said that Burchard had signed a lease for a home in Salinas, California where Turner had lived for 'about a year' with her mother (pictured together) and children

The source also claimed Burchard was giving Turner and her mother Samantha 'anywhere from two to four thousand dollars a week,

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