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Police want public's help in missing woman case

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Jacque Waller (Source: Jackson Police Department) Jacque Waller (Source: Jackson Police Department)
Jacque Waller (Source: Jackson Police Department) Jacque Waller (Source: Jackson Police Department)
Jacque Waller (Source: Jackson Police Department) Jacque Waller (Source: Jackson Police Department)
Clay Waller (Source: Facebook) Clay Waller (Source: Facebook)

Major Case Squad investigators are asking for help from the public in the search for a missing mother.  

Jacque Waller was last seen last Wednesday, June 1.

Clay Waller, the woman's estranged husband, is now considered a person of interest in the case, according to Lt. David James with the Cape Girardeau Co. Sheriff's Office and Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad.

"He's a person of interest because he was the last person to report seeing her or having contact with her," said Lt. James.

Investigators also say while there is no evidence of a crime, they do suspect foul play.

"This is a woman who loves her children with a great job," said Jackson Police Chief, James Humphreys. "She would not just leave her children."

Now investigators are trying to learn more about what happened after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.

According to Lt. James, Clay Waller says Jacque walked off after a fight that night. But they believe there's more to the story.

Jacque Waller reportedly came to the residence Clay was staying in at the time of the separation, during the afternoon on the first. We now know she was there to pick up her son, but the child wasn't there. Detectives say the little boy was with a babysitter.

Detectives say that may have been what sparked a fight.

"We know she made a phone call to her family in Ste. Genevieve at four to say she was at Clay's," said Lt. James. "From there we need to know more."

The phone call, and meeting with Clay Waller are the last two times anyone saw or heard from Jacque Waller.  Now one in the neighborhood near Woodlawn in Jackson reported seeing her.

Her purse and phone have not been found.

Family members reported Jacque missing around 11:30 that night. Detectives say Mr. Waller also filed a report after midnight.

According to police, Clay Waller says he left the residence on Woodlawn and returned at 6 p.m.

"He tells us her vehicle wasn't there when he returned, but other witnesses say it was," said Lt. James. "We need the public's help to find out more about where Clay, Jacque, and their vehicles were after four Wednesday afternoon."

Jacque's 2006 Honda Pilot was found on Interstate 55 Thursday morning. Investigators also recovered Mr. Waller's red Sierra truck and a boat.

"We need to know where the truck, the SUV, the boat, and the couple were after four Wednesday," said Chief Humphreys. "We are making flyers to ask the public for help."

Heartland News also learned Clay Waller no longer lives at the residence on Woodlawn. He is a former Sheriff's Deputy of Cape County, and also served with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety in the 90's.

Heartland News expected to hear from her estranged husband, Clay Waller. He expressed his interested to an interview Monday, but Tuesday did not answer his phone.

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