Who are Maria and Derek Broaddus and where are they now? | The Sun

MARIA and Derek Broaddus were subjected to a campaign of terror by an anonymous stalker called "The Watcher".

The unknown creep sent threatening letters to the Broaddus family, even writing about watching their children, to their new home in Westfield, New Jersey – here's what we know about where they are now.

Who are Maria and Derek Broaddus?

Derek and Maria Broaddus were just normal parents when they bought the gorgeous six-bedroom house in leafy Westfield, New Jersey for $1.3m in June 2014.

However, they were bombarded by creepy letters threatening them and expressing anger at them refurbishing the property before moving in.

The couple are now the subject of new Netflix series "The Watcher" which is based on their ordeal.

Fictionalised version of them called Nora and Dean Brannock will be played by Naomi Watts and Booby Cannavale in the scary series.

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Where are Maria and Derek Broaddus now?

Understandably, the couple tried repeatedly to sell the home, listing it in 2014 and 2016.

However, any interested buyers immediately backed out when they were shown the letters and informed of "The Watcher".

The couple finally managed to sell the house in 2019 for far less than they originally paid for it.

Speaking to The Sun Online this year, Derek called it a "traumatic experience" and said the family was "trying to move on".

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However, he warned that he believes The Watcher is still out there, saying: "There is a mentally unhinged lunatic in that neighborhood."

What happened to Maria and Derek Broaddus?

The Broadduses were subjected to a campaign of terror by The Watcher, who sent them letters threatening the family.

Just three days after the Broadduses had closed on the house, Derek was painting his new home when he went outside to check the mail.

Inside was a letter, addressed in thick, clunky handwriting to "The New Owner", and a typed note.

The note's author revealed that they had already begun watching the family, identifying various personal details such as their Honda minivan as well as the fact they had hired builders to renovate the home.

The letter finished by saying: "Let the party begin."

It was signed "The Watcher".

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Multiple letters followed, with some even making threats against the family and calling their children "young blood" for the house.

It has never been discovered who The Watcher is and if they are still at large.

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