Murder of Nancy Pfister: Investigators initially said moving body would be impossible for 1 person

William Styler said he acted alone

ASPEN, Colo. - Police investigating the slaying of Aspen socialite Nancy Pfister initially believed that moving the body would have been impossible for one person.

Investigators said one person could not have stuffed the body into trash bags, moved it to a closet, and flipped over a queen size mattress to conceal blood stains.

Ex-anesthesiologist William Styler, 66, his wife, Nancy Styler, and Pfister's personal assistant, Katherine Carpenter, were all charged with first-degree murder.

Prosecutors dropped the charges against Styler's wife and Carpenter, after WIlliam Styler told prosecutors he acted alone.

Styler pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A judge released Nancy Styler's arrest affidavit Friday.

Pfister's parents co-founded the Buttermilk ski area. Pfister had been renting her home to the Stylers while she was vacationing in Australia. She was killed shortly after she returned.

Pfister's killing was the first homicide in the resort town in 12 years, not counting murder-suicides.

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