Beau Rothwell mugshot 11-13-19

Beau Rothwell was charged in connection with his wife's disappearance. (Credit: St. Louis County Police) 

ST. LOUIS ( -- Beau Rothwell's friends are searching for answers about what happened after he was charged with murder in the death of his wife, Jennifer Rothwell.

Steven Farber said he played in a racquetball league with Beau Rothwell for a few years.

“There was no clue, any of us in the league, never would have suspected anything like this," Farber said.

Farber said he knew Beau Rothwell as a quiet, laid back guy who never had anything negative to say about his wife.

“Never heard of any problems and often he would be talking about the house. They would be painting and moving and getting ready,” he said.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Beau Rothwell approached police through his attorney offering to cooperate to help them find the body of Jennifer Rothwell.

Around 11:15 Monday night, police did find the body of a woman, just off Highway 61 near Troy, Mo. about an hour from the Rothwell home in West County. Wednesday morning, police positively identified the remains as belonging to Jennifer Rothwell. 

Police have said they don’t have any indication of a connection between the rural area in Lincoln County and the Rothwells.

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