BODY OF MISSING PA. WOMAN FOUND; HUSBAND CHARGED
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The husband of a missing western Pennsylvania woman was charged with murder Saturday after her body was discovered near a utility road, authorities said.
Allegheny County homicide detectives said the body of 50-year-old Jill Clark of Tarentum was found shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday near a utility road in Plum Borough.
Police said she had apparently been beaten to death. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause and manner of death.
Fifty-year-old Thomas Clark has been charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. A number listed for the couple had been disconnected and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.
Authorities said earlier that Clark was being sought after she hadn’t shown up for work after an argument with her husband. Authorities allege in a criminal complaint that the argument occurred in the garage and was over a long-running affair, and he later led them to the body.
County police also said that, at 10:40 p.m. Friday, detectives found a Dodge van associated with the couple in New Kensington, and they alleged that the suspect had loaned the vehicle to a man in exchange for drugs.