Cops finally catch man who admitted he helped bury his girlfriend’s strangled dad

Norman J. Kacewich's girlfriend was convicted of strangling her dad, and Kacewich admitted he helped bury the man, but then skipped his 2015 sentencing.

Norman Kacewich and Kandise Dixey.jpgFugitive Norman Kacewich was arrested this week in Delaware. He allegedly helped dispose of the body after Kandise G. Dixey, left, killed her father in 2013. (Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office/N.J. Department of Corrections)
 

A New Jersey man accused of helping his girlfriend bury her dad’s body after she strangled him in 2013 pleaded guilty in the case three years ago, but skipped his sentencing date.

He remained a fugitive until his arrest in Delaware this week.

Norman J. Kacewich, 30, was charged with desecration of human remains and hindering after his girlfriend, Kandise G. Dixey, was charged with murder in the death of her father. 

Michael Dixey, 61, of Fairfield Township was strangled and his body buried in a shallow grave not far from his home in September 2013. His family reported him missing to police and investigators found his remains in October of that year.

Delaware police learned Wednesday that Kacewich was staying at a motel on South Dupont Highway in New Castle. He was arrested without incident and allegedly lied to police about his identity during an interview, according to Delaware State Police.

When police verified he was Kacewich, he was arraigned on the out-of-state fugitive warrant and jailed pending extradition to New Jersey.

After Kandise Dixey killed her father, the couple used one of the victim’s credit cards before fleeing to Elkton, Maryland, authorities previously said.

U.S. Marshals helped track them down in Maryland in October 2013 and they were extradited to New Jersey.

Dixey, now 37, was convicted of aggravated manslaughter and hindering, and sentenced to 21 years in prison in 2015.

Kacewich pleaded guilty to a charge of disturbing human remains in 2015, but he skipped his sentencing date and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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