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Wife Charged With Murder After Husband’s Body Found In Attic

Latosha Starks-Twilley has been charged with first degree murder after her husband's body was found hidden in the attic of their home.
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Police say the wife of a man found dead in a plastic storage container Saturday is now charged with his murder.

Police charged Latosha Starks-Twilley with abuse of a corpse after her husband was found in the attic of their Parkway Village home.

Officers were called to the home at 4127 Cottonwood to investigate a death. When they arrived, family members on the scene told them they believed the victim had been harmed after his cell phone was heard ringing behind a wall space upstairs in the victim’s house. 

After searching the home, officers found the body of Waddell Twilley inside a plastic storage container along with clothing items, dirt and concrete mix. The container was hidden inside an attic crawl space. 

Latosha Twilley told police she last saw her husband alive early Saturday morning inside the house, but could not account for his whereabouts afterward.

Local 24 has learned she is also a registered sex offender who tried to kill the 13-year-old boy she had sex with. A look into her past shows Starks-Twilley has spent the last 10 years on the registered sex offenders list. In 2006, Starks-Twilley pleaded guilty to aggravated statutory rape and aggravated assault. According to a police affidavit, she claimed the 13-year-old boy raped her so she shot him in his back as he slept.

Twilley has been charged with first degree murder and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.