CAPE GIRGARDEAU, MO (KPLR) – Prosecutors in Cape Girardeau County have charged Clay Waller with his wife’s murder. Authorities announced Monday that first degree murder charges had been filed against Waller in the disappearance of his wife Jacque.
Jacque Waller was last seen June 1, 2011 after meeting her estranged husband at their divorce attorney’s office. Clay is currently serving five years for making threats against his former sister-in-law. Jacque’s family members say they are relieved now that murder charges have been brought against Waller.
He is being held on $1 million dollar bond.
Speaking on behalf of his family, Jacque’s father, Stan Rawson said, “There is a bit of relief in knowing that charges have been brought against Clay Waller. Perhaps he will finally feel compelled to reveal the location of our daughter and sibling, mother and friend, Jacque Waller. We are extremely grateful to the law enforcement team that has spent countless hours investigating Jacque’s disappearance as they put together their case against Clay. The case is now in the hands of the prosecuting attorney, and we are confident that we will now finally get justice for our girl. Over the last ten months we been the recipients of amazing support from people around the world; we are especially thankful for their many prayers and good wishes and ask that those continue. What we want more than anything, however, is to have Jacque home with her family and finally at rest. We ask that people respect our privacy as the case against Waller unfolds. It is now in the hands of the courts.”