Authorities Identify Woman Found Dead in Southwest Missouri

Associated Press

WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) – Authorities have identified a woman whose remains were found earlier this week.

West Plains Police Department spokesman Ron Redfield told the Ozark Radio Network that the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Terri Jean Wright. She was reported missing on August 9.

A 63-year-old man, Walter Stewart, is jailed without bond in Howell County and charged with first-degree murder in her death. The charges were filed Tuesday. Officials said Stewart led authorities to her remains the day before. Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Stewart.

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