Husband of missing SE MO woman claims innocence

(Source: Rebecca Smoot)
(Source: Rebecca Smoot)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (AP) - The husband of a southeast Missouri woman who has been missing since June 1 says he did nothing wrong and is hoping his wife will return.

Clay Waller told The Southeast Missourian that police should stop focusing on him and start looking for the person responsible for the disappearance of Jacque Sue Waller. The couple was in the midst of a divorce and she was last seen near Clay Waller's home in Jackson.

Police have named Waller a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife of 15 years.

Waller says his truck has been vandalized numerous times and he was recently shot in the leg with a pellet gun. He accused police of threatening him.

Jackson Police Department chief James Humphreys called Waller's allegation ludicrous.

Information from: Southeast Missourian,

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FRUITLAND, MO (KFVS) - Search crews spent Tuesday looking in several area lakes for any clues connected to the disappearance of missing mom Jacque Waller.

Crews searched Bella Vista Lake in Fruitland in a boat, reportedly looking for evidence.

Jacque Waller was last seen in Jackson on June 1.

Her husband, Clay Waller, is considered a person of interest in her disappearance.

Police say they do suspect foul play.

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