Jacque Sue Waller, a 39-year-old mother of young triplets, was reported missing June 1 shortly after visiting with her estranged husband, James "Clay" Waller, at his home in Jackson, Mo. Police say they suspect foul play and have named her husband a "person of interest" in her disappearance.
The remains of the Missouri mother of triplets who vanished nearly two years ago were discovered Wednesday, officials said.
Jacque Sue Waller a 39-year-old mother of triplets, was last seen June 1, 2011. Her husband, James "Clay" Waller, was charged with first-degree murder and will stand trial in the fall. A prosecutor said her husband admitted to his father that he killed his wife and dumped her body in a hole, KSDK.com reported.
His father died in December 2011, the report said.
The Cape Girardeau County prosecutor's office issued a one-paragraph statement Thursday. It said police recovered a body on Wednesday that has been confirmed as Waller.
She was 39 when she disappeared on June 1, 2011. No information was released on where the body was found. A woman answering phones at the prosecutor's office said no further comment would be made, citing an ongoing investigation.
Jacque Waller, the mother of triplets, vanished after a meeting with her estranged husband to talk about their divorce, Fox2Now.com reported. Her SUV was found abandoned near Fruitland, a town few miles away from their home.
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Clay Waller, a former police officer, was said to have told investigators at the time that his wife walked away from his home in Jackson, Mo., after the two quarreled. He has since denied involvement in his wife's disappearance, saying at the time the police are conducting a "witch hunt" in investigating him.
Her husband is currently is serving a five-year term in federal prison after pleading guilty to threatening Jacque Waller’s sister in an Internet posting, Fox2Now.com reported.
The couple's triplets, now 7 years old, are living with Jacque Waller’s sister in St. Francois County, Mo.
The Associated Press contributed to this report