Lewis-McChord soldier says he killed wife - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Lewis-McChord soldier says he killed wife

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Thurston County sheriff's detectives found the body of a soldier's wife after he confessed to killing her and told them to look in the garage of their home near Lacey. Lt. Chris Mealy says detectives began questioning the 28-year-old Lewis-McChord soldier this week after they received a tip that he had asked a friend how to dispose of a body.

Mealy says the soldier denied any wrongdoing until he came to the sheriff's office Friday and confessed. He originally said his 27-year-old wife had left him more than a month ago. Her body was in a cargo crate. The couple has a 2-year-old daughter.

 

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