- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man who had been a longtime suspect in his wife’s disappearance confessed to her slaying and led police to her remains.

AL.com (https://bit.ly/2a5FCfM ) reports 43-year-old Joseph Poe III was arrested Friday on unrelated charges. On Saturday, Chief Deputy Randy Christian says Poe told Tarrant police he needed to talk to a detective concerning Paula Anne Worcester’s disappearance. Police say Poe admitted to fatally shooting Worcester, who was reported missing by her sister on July, 4 2014. Police say Poe told detectives he’d left her body in a wooded area in Trafford, about 35 miles north of Birmingham.

Police say skeletal remains were found where Poe said they’d be.

Charges are expected pending positive identification of the remains.

It was not immediately known if Poe has a lawyer.


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