Husband charged in woman's death in Branson

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- Law enforcement officers are searching for a man who has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife at a Branson hotel.

Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell says 68-year-old Thomas P. Brown was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He was not in custody Wednesday morning.

His wife, 63-year-old Marilyn Brown, was found dead Monday at a Ramada Resort and Conference Center in Branson. Police say she apparently had been dead for more than two days.

Police say the couple moved to Branson from Palm Springs, Calif. They were living in motels after being displaced from the home they had planned to live in.

Police are looking for a blue Dodge Durango with California license plate 5WRF678.