Authorities identify woman found dead in southwest Missouri

Body Identified

WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman whose remains were found earlier this week in southwest Missouri.

West Plains Police Department spokesman Ron Redfield told the Ozark Radio Network ( ) that the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Terri Jean Wright. She was reported missing on August 9.

A 63-year-old man, Walter Stewart, is jailed without bond in Howell County and charged with first-degree murder in her death. The charges were filed Tuesday. Officials said Stewart led authorities to her remains the day before.

Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Stewart.