Jennifer Rothwell case: Timeline of events

Jennifer Rothwell, 28, was last seen on Nov. 12 in the 12600 bock of Northwinds Drive in...
Jennifer Rothwell, 28, was last seen on Nov. 12 in the 12600 bock of Northwinds Drive in central St. Louis County.(KMOV)
Published: Feb. 4, 2022 at 4:28 PM CST
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ST. LOUIS ( -- A week after Jennifer Rothwell was reported missing by her husband, St. Louis County authorities said they believe her body was found in Lincoln County. Below is a timeline of events in the case:

Tuesday, Nov. 12:

Beau Rothwell reports his wife, Jennifer Rothwell, missing. Her car was found that night abandoned at Olive and Fee Fee in Creve Coeur.

Wednesday, Nov. 13:

Police obtain a search warrant for the Rothwell home in west St. Louis County. While executing the warrant, police said they found a wet carpet soaked with bleach and large areas of blood.

Beau Rothwell arrested and booked on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. Police said he had not been charged with a crime at the time.

Thursday, Nov. 14:

8:45 a.m.

St. Louis County police announce that Jennifer Rothwell’s case was re-classified to a homicide.

5:45 p.m.

Authorities announce that Beau Rothwell was charged with tampering with evidence after video surfaced of him purchasing cleaning products the night before she was reported missing.

Friday, Nov. 15:

Beau Rothwell charged with second-degree murder

Monday, Nov. 18:

5:15 p.m.

Detectives from the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons, the Special Response Unit, the Metro Air Support Unit and others begin searching an area off of Highway 61, about an hour northwest of St. Louis.

8:20 p.m.

Beau Rothwell’s attorney, Charles Barberio, announces that his client is cooperating with police, which is why a heavy police presence was seen in Troy, Missouri.

“My client and I are working with the St. Louis County police department and the St. Louis County prosecutors office to bring closure to this case and to all parties involved.  We have no further details to release at this time and ask for privacy on behalf of the families as we cooperate with law enforcement.”

11:15 p.m.

St. Louis County police announce remains were found off Highway 61 near Troy, Missouri. Authorities said they believe the body belongs to Jennifer Rothwell.

Tuesday, Nov. 20:

9 a.m.

St. Louis County police announce they have positively identified the body found near Troy, Missouri as Jennifer Rothwell.