- Associated Press - Thursday, August 18, 2016

WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have identified a woman whose remains were found earlier this week in southwest Missouri.

West Plains Police Department spokesman Ron Redfield told the Ozark Radio Network (https://j.mp/2bq4HlU ) that the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Terri Jean Wright. She was reported missing on August 9.

A 63-year-old man, Walter Stewart, is jailed without bond in Howell County and charged with first-degree murder in her death. The charges were filed Tuesday. Officials said Stewart led authorities to her remains the day before.

Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Stewart.

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