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: 2 Shannon High Students In Birdville ISD Taken To Hospital After Overdosing On Benadryl, MedStar Says
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: Voter Registration Deadline For Texas' March Primary Fast Approaching
“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: Dallas Police Searching For 3 Juvenile Males Suspected Of Violently Abusing A Cat
“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.