Missing Woman Found Dead, Husband In Custody

Sylvia Tipler (left), Clifford Williams Sr. (right). Courtesy ISP.
Sylvia Tipler (left), Clifford Williams Sr. (right). Courtesy ISP.

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing Kentucky woman has been found in southeastern Missouri, and the man with whom she had last been seen is in custody.

Investigators planned an autopsy Monday on 45-year-old Sylvia Tipler of Paducah, whose body was found Sunday afternoon in a rural area of Missouri’s Mississippi County.

Tipler had last been seen four days earlier in Ullin, Ill., and her family reported her missing to Illinois State Police on Friday.

The man with whom she was last seen was arrested Sunday on a Pulaski County, Illinois warrant accusing him of kidnapping. He is formerly from Missouri county where Tipler’s body was found.

There were no immediate details Monday about whether he’s been charged in Tipler’s death.

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