Missouri husband Beau Rothwell, 29, reports his pregnant wife missing. Her car is found abandoned just a mile from home. Rothwell tells police he last saw Jennifer Rothwell, 28, that morning as she left for work.
Days later, Jennifer Rothwell’s body is found in a wooded area along Highway 61 near Troy.
An autopsy stated that she suffered blunt force trauma to the head. The day after Jennifer Rothwell went missing, Beau Rothwell is arrested. Police believe he killed his wife — who was six weeks pregnant — sometime on November 11.
Search warrants alleged that Jennifer Rothwell used the internet to search, “What to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant.”
The same documents also stated that Beau Rothwell cleaned up some blood and left a small window to the garage open, despite freezing temperatures, to “dissipate the odor.”
Beau Rothwell reportedly told authorities where his pregnant wife’s remains were located. Turns out Beau Rothwell was having an affair and made a pro/con list on whether to stay in the marriage.
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[Feature Photo: Jennifer Rothwell; Beau Rothwell/ Handout]