Bloody Items Lead to Texan Charged in Wife's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Temple (AP) A Central Texas man has been charged with killing his wife after a trail of bloody items led police to the suspect hiding near a road.

Bell County jail records show 57-year-old Royce Reeves of Temple was being held Wednesday on a murder charge. Bond was set at $1.2 million for Reeves, who was captured Tuesday in a tunnel under a roadway.

Temple police earlier Tuesday responded to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex and saw the body of 35-year-old Autumn Alaine Reeves in a front room. Investigators say the woman apparently was stabbed.

Officers located several bloody items marking a trail to a drainage ditch and the suspect. Officers recovered a knife allegedly used in the slaying.

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