Cops: NC Man Killed Wife After She Admitted Affair

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man who police say didn't report his wife missing for four days after she disappeared has now been charged with first-degree murder.

Multiple media outlets report 40-year-old Winfred Scott Simpson is being held in a Greensboro jail without bail.

Authorities say Simpson reported his 42-year-old wife Retha missing Tuesday, saying he hadn't seen her since she admitted she had an affair four days before.

Investigators found what they think is Retha Simpson's body Wednesday. It was dismembered and burned and placed in trash bags on a Guilford County road.

Police say they found Winfred Simpson shampooing the rugs at the couple's home when they came to question him Wednesday.

It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.


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