CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Relatives of Jacque Waller say they remain hopeful that the case of the missing Missouri woman will be resolved despite the death of a potential witness.
Waller is a Cape Girardeau mother of triplets who has been missing since June 1. Her estranged husband, Clay Waller, has not been charged in connection to her disappearance, but allegedly confessed to his father, James Clay Waller Sr. that he killed Jacque by breaking her neck during a fight.
The Southeast Missourian reported that James Clay Waller Sr., died Tuesday. He had been bedridden with an assortment of illnesses and prosecutors had sought to depose him and preserve his testimony in case he died. A judge denied the request because no charges had been filed against Clay Waller at the time.
Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com