Estranged Husband Confesses to Missing Teacher's Murder

Estranged Husband Confesses to Missing Teacher's Murder

The estranged husband of missing teacher Heather Palumbo-Jones has confessed to her murder, police say.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The estranged husband of missing teacher Heather Palumbo-Jones has confessed to her murder, police say.

Palumbo-Jones, a teacher at Frayser Elementary School, disappeared Monday, April 15. Her family reported her missing when she didn't show up for work Tuesday.

Her husband, Chris Jones, was the last person to see her alive. Jones sought out ABC 24 News for an interview to clear his name Monday, but according to investigators, he confessed to killing his wife Tuesday evening after a cadaver dog detected the presence of a body in his vehicle. Jones then agreed to take police to the location of her body, 50 yards off Highway 64 at Collierville Arlington Road.

Investigators say Palumbo-Jones was strangled, her neck was broken, and her body burned.

The couple has two young children, and had been going through divorce proceedings since January.

Chris Jones was charged with second degree murder and is being held on a $1 million bond.
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