In 1958, she and her family took a vacation at the hotel to celebrate its grand opening. During the trip, she wore a locket given to her by her mother. Over the course of a week, her husband Ed became increasingly unstable, and accused his wife of infidelity, claiming the locket was in fact a gift from her lover. On June 5 he murdered her and the children and then set fire to the hotel.
Ed's Wife became a ghost haunting the hotel's ruins, fettered to her locket. In 2004, Therese Voerman hired a fledgeling to investigate the haunted hotel, and was able to use the locket to free the ghost.
In, her diary and several newspaper articles about the murder can be found in the Ocean House Hotel, along with the locket..