Body Of Woman Who Family Said Fled Domestic Abuse Found, Husband Arrested: Cops
Jarvis Madison was arrested by U.S. Marshals following the discovery of his estranged wife's body.
The body of a woman who vanished while jogging on a Florida beach has been discovered and her husband, whom family claims she had left prior to her disappearance, has been arrested.
Federal officials confirmed that previously unidentified remains found alongside a remote highway in Tennessee are those of 44-year-old Rachael Madison.
In a Volusia County police report following her disappearance in Ormond-by-the-Sea, Madison's aunt, Thelma Newsom, told cops her niece had fled an abusive relationship.
On Friday morning, Jarvis Madison was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Kentucky on an Indiana warrant unrelated to his wife's death.
Newsom claimed in the police report that Mr. Jarvis called his wife just 30 minutes before she went out jogging, according to People magazine.
"Information gathered in the subsequent investigation led teams of investigators from the FBI Louisville Division and the Indiana State Police to a remote area off I-40 near Knoxville, Tennessee, where the remains were found Friday evening," the FBI said in a statement Saturday.
On Monday, those remains were positively identified as Mrs. Madison's.
"The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the FBI are with Ms. Madison’s family, and we remain committed to finding answers through our ongoing investigation," said Charles P. Spencer of the FBI's Jacksonville Division.
Madison faces a charge of criminal confinement, which carries a bond of $15,000 with full extradition, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
The couple have no known home address and were believed to be homeless and living between motels in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Madison had not been charged in Volusia County.
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