Wife arrested for killing husband, who worked as chef at Oregon Culinary Institute

Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy. (Photo: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via Portland Police Bureau)

Police arrested Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, on Wednesday, accusing her of killing her husband, Daniel, who worked at the Oregon Culinary Institute.

Authorities were called Saturday morning June 2 on reports of a possible shooting at the institute, which is located on Southwest Jefferson Street.

According to police, students and staff found Daniel C. Brophy, 63, of Beaverton, inside the school suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. First responders started giving him medical help at the scene; however, he died of his injury.

Police on Wednesday said their investigation led them to his wife as the suspect in her husband’s murder. They arrested her at her Washington County home.

Nancy Crampton-Brophy was taken to the Multnomah County Jail, where she faces charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

Two days after the killing, Nancy spoke at a vigil in honor of her husband outside of the institute.

"Dan was one of the very few people I've known that knew exactly what he wanted in life and loved doing it," she said.

Daniel Brophy taught at the school for decades.


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