ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been charged with killing her husband of 30 years and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple’s western New York farm.
State police troopers say they were called to the home of 52-year-old Douglas Mess on Monday in the Wyoming County town of Attica and told by his son that his father didn’t go to work and hadn’t been seen since 8 p.m. Sunday.
Police launched an air and ground search and found Mess’ body concealed in a mound of manure at the back of his farm.
Authorities say Mess had been killed by his 48-year-old wife, Charlene Mess. She’s charged with second-degree murder.
Charlene Mess is being held without bail Tuesday in the county jail. Her public defender couldn’t be reached for comment.