Police in Texas have arrested an Air Force major on charges of evidence tampering as they investigate the disappearance of his wife, who is feared dead. CBS affiliate KENS reports 29-year-old Andreen McDonald was reported missing when she didn't show up for work at a local assisted living facility she owns on Friday, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's office.
Sheriff Javier Salazar said that investigators executed a search warrant on the San Antonio home of McDonald, 29, and her husband, Andre McDonald, who works for the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base. Salazar said authorities uncovered items including a shovel, an ax, work gloves, and gasoline, which led them to believe McDonald was planning to dispose of a body, the station reports.
"We found some things really quite disturbing," Salazar said.
Andre McDonald, 40, was booked on a charge of evidence tampering Sunday afternoon because he had allegedly torn up a receipt for those items, which were recently purchased, reports the San Antonio Express-News.
Salazar said investigators believe the missing woman is "no longer living," the station reports. Salazar said investigators also suspect the couple's six-year-old daughter, who is autistic and mostly non-verbal, may have witnessed the crime.
"To us, it's pretty evident that she saw something. She saw what happened to her mom," Salazar told the station.