Police have "Person of interest" in missing mom case
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 02:35:46 GMT —
Update: June 8 at 10:50 p.m.: The 5-year-old triplets of Jacque Waller are staying with her sister and brother-in-law while police continue their search for her.Waller was last seen on June 1 near her estranged husband's home. Her husband, Clay Waller, has been named a person of interest but no charges have been filed. Investigators said on Tuesday that Clay Waller was no longer cooperating with authorities. Jacque's father, Stan Rawson, said the family does not think Jacque Waller is still alive. A 6:30 p.m. prayer service is scheduled on Thursday at Farmington High School. Jacque graduated from Farmington.Update: June 7 at 8 p.m.: Sonya Brandt has known Jaque Waller her entire life. They grew up together in Southeast Missouri. She said she was devastated when she heard the news her friend was missing. Brandt said, "she's a wonderful person and has a wonderful sense of humor, and is funny, loves life, great mother, would not voluntarily leave her children". Police say Waller went missing last Wednesday, her blue Honda Pilot was found along Interstate 55. Since then her husbands boat and truck have been examined by police. His house is the last place she was seen. Lt. David James with the Major Case Squad said "After four o'clock last Wednesday we have Miss Waller basically telling loved ones that she was there now ,and those were some of the last words we have from her, meaning that I'm here now at Mr. Wallers residence to pick up their child and that was the last contact she had with anyone." Authorities have searched ponds near the Waller home and police are now asking for witnesses to come forward if they saw either the victims SUV or the suspects truck last Wednesday. Original story: Authorities in southeast Missouri said they suspect foul play in the recent disappearance of a 39-year-old woman, and that a person of interest has been located in the case.
Jacque Sue Waller was last seen in Jackson on Wednesday evening. Her car was found abandoned on Interstate 55.
Lt. Rodney Barnes of the Jackson police department said Sunday that the Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad, which has been investigating the disappearance, has located a person of interest. Barnes did not identify that person.
He also said in a release that police are seeking information from the public about someone seen driving Waller's car late Wednesday afternoon and information about a red pickup truck that may have been hauling a boat in the same area Wednesday.