An Elkridge, Md. man was charged with the 1991 murder of his wife, Howard County Police said Thursday, after her remains were found under the floorboards of a shed near his current wife's home.
Police arrested Robert Arnold Jarrett, 57, with murder of murder of his wife, Christine Jarrett, 21 years ago.
Jarrett is being held on first and second-degree murder charges with no bond. He reported his wife missing on Jan. 5, 1991 and told police she had walked away from their home after an argument.
She was never seen or heard from again. Police suspected foul play, but did not have evidence to prove anything at the time, police reported.
On Wednesday, Howard County detectives visited the home where Jarrett's current wife, from whom he is now separated, still lives. Following a search of the house, as permitted by Jarrettís current wife, police found the remains of a woman believed to be Christine Jarrett under the floorboards of a shed. The remains were buried in concrete, police said.
Personal items located with the body indicate it is likely Jarrett, police said, adding that the remains will be analyzed by the medical examiner.