COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police in central Missouri have resumed the search for the body of a Chinese woman who has been missing for a year.
Joseph Elledge, the husband of 28-year-old Mengqi Ji, is charged with first-degree murder in her death. Police have searched for her body in the Lamine River near Boonville, where cadaver dogs hit on a scent.
The search ended in June but resumed on Wednesday because the river level had dropped substantially. Assistant Police Chief Jeremiah Hunter says investigators plan to search through debris from a levee that police built at the site to help with the search.