New Jersey’s ‘Russian Spy’ house now an eyesore

Posted at 10:28 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 22:28:05-04

It’s a picturesque quiet neighborhood in the heart of Montclair, New Jersey.

All the lawns are well-kept and life is pretty serene — except at 31 Marquette Road.

Neighbors still talk about day their nice neighbors Richard and Cynthia Murphy were busted–taken in handcuffs for being Russian spies.

Their real names Vladimir and Lyeia Guryev, a couple exposed and deported with eight other secret agents three years ago and exchanged for four U.S. operatives held in Russia.

Now years later, what’s left is not so glamorous.  Weeds are now taking over the backyard and court documents are all over the doors and windows. U.S. Marshals have taken over the home.  Neighbors say the mice have moved in.

Some would really like to see a “for sale” sign outside and someone to clean the place up. The house remains sealed tighter than the Kremlin some joke, but there could be some good news for neighbors who want to see it turned around.

According to published reports, the Marshals will finally be listing it for sale soon.  Some are hoping for peace and quiet to return and a normal family to move in.