Husband arrested 17 months after his wife disappeared, charged with killing her and hiding the body: Cops

Authorities in Portage County, Wisconsin, have arrested a man on suspicion of killing his wife last year and attempting to conceal her remains.

According to WSAW, Jason Sypher was arrested this week in connection with the 2017 disappearance of Krista Sypher.

As reported by WAOW, he waited about a week before reporting her missing.

A spokesperson said the family only had the information that had been made public in the police statement and had not heard that the missing woman’s body had been found.

Jason Sypher is expected to appear in court later this month to face charges including intentional homicide in the first degree and hiding a corpse.

“Law enforcement has worked diligently for the sake of Krista and her family,” said Plover Police Chief Dan Ault after the suspect’s arrest Friday evening.

He said that investigators “sincerely hope this provides the answers and justice they deserve.”

In a statement to reporters, one of the victim’s relatives said the family had not heard that her husband admitted killing her.

Acknowledging the development in the case, the family member said Krista Sypher’s survivors are focusing their time on taking care of her three children.

[Featured image: Jason Cypher, handout]