55-year-old schoolteacher JoAnn Nichols disappeared from Poughkeepsie, New York back in 1985. She’d been depressed at the time, ever since her only child had accidentally drowned. The cops looked into the theory that she’d taken her own life, but they couldn’t find any evidence and the case went cold.
Well, JoAnn’s husband James died back in December. He was in his eighties and still living in the same residence. They found his body two days after Christmas; he’d been dead for days. They hired a private contractor to clean out the house, which was full of junk, and the contractor has found human remains behind a false wall in the basement.
No prizes for guessing who it is.
[UPDATE: Yup, it’s JoAnn.]