Fieldstone’s collapse received a hard dose of reality today. A high-ranking executive of a collapsed subprime-mortgage lender jumped to his death from the Delaware Memorial Bridge yesterday, shortly after his wife’s body was found inside their Burlington County home, authorities said. The deaths of Walter Buczynski, 59, and his wife, Marci, 37 – the parents of two boys – were being investigated as a murder-suicide, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. Walter Buczynski was vice president of Columbia, Md.-based Fieldstone Mortgage.
Fieldstone was a subprime mortgage lender that made $5.5 billion in mortgage loans and employed about 1,000 people as late as 2006. It has since filed for bankruptcy and now employs less than 20.