CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Vandalized, threatened, and shot with a pellet gun. Clay Waller says he has experienced it all. Waller is the last person to see his estranged wife Jacque who vanished June 1, 2011.
He is a person of interest in her disappearance, but maintains his innocence.
Clay Waller says he misses his wife and kids. Over the past 50 days, KFVS12 has aired brief statements from Waller, but Wednesday was the first time he had said anything on camera.
"We want her to come home alive," said Clay Waller. The interview with Mr. Waller occurred outside a Department of Family Services meeting in Cape Girardeau. In that meeting, Clay Waller was face-to- face with Cheryl and Bob Brenneke, Jacque Waller's sister and brother-in-law.
The Brenneke's have custody of Clay and Jacque's 5-year-old triplets. The Brenneke's want to keep it that way.
"I miss my wife and kids and are trying to fight to see them (the children)," said Waller. "It's been a hard time for all of us."
Clay Waller says the community is out to get him. Someone allegedly spray painted "Killer" on his truck. His attorney, Scott Reynolds, says someone recently shot Waller in the leg with a pellet gun.
Waller says he's avoided speaking out in the past because he didn't feel like it would make any difference.
"I can't change how people feel, there are a lot of emotions running high," said Waller. "I don't know what to say. I'm not sure to be honest with you. We're all sad, it's sad on both sides of the fence."
Attorney Scott Reynolds continues to say his client had nothing to do with the disappearance of Jacque Waller.