GRANBURY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Hood County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and Texas Rangers arrested Edward Michael Pautenis, 59, for the murder of his wife, Jennifer Pautenis, 29, who has been missing since October 20.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
The Sheriff’s Office said Edward Pautenis was arrested Wednesday in the 2100 block of Ruth Smith Drive in Granbury.
He is charged with murder and tampering with evidence and is currently in the Hood County Jail awaiting arraignment.READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
“We are currently working a scene in Hood County where human remains are being recovered and may be the remains of Jennifer Pautenis,” the Hood County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The remains will be sent to a forensic lab for identification and processing for DNA to confirm the identity of the remains.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
“I’m glad to see this case move forward. My investigators have worked non-stop since Jennifer was reported missing and my hope is, we give Jennifer’s family some type of closure on this terrible tragedy,” said Sheriff Roger Deeds.