Slain Missouri KKK leader's wife held on suspicion of murder

11 months 4 days 7 hours ago Monday, February 13 2017 Feb 13, 2017 Monday, February 13, 2017 11:05:01 AM CST February 13, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

LEADWOOD (AP) — The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader from Missouri who was found fatally shot over the weekend is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder.

An official at the St. Francois County Jail told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Monday that 44-year-old Malissa Ancona is in custody. Charges have not been filed.

Her husband, 51-year-old Frank Ancona, was found fatally shot near the Big River Saturday. He had not been seen for several days. His vehicle was found Thursday on a forestry service road near Potosi.

Ancona called himself an imperial wizard with the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. A website for the group includes an image of Ancona in a white hood and robe standing in front of a burning cross.

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