A missing mother of triplets who vanished six weeks ago was finalising her divorce AND CHILD CUSTODY on the day she disappeared. FATHER is a person of interest in her disappearance.
The family of Jacque Waller today claimed the 39-year-old Missouri mother of five-year-old triplets was the victim of domestic abuse and that her estranged husband, a former police officer, knows where she is.
Mrs Waller's husband, Clay Waller, has been labelled by police as person of interest, but not a suspect in his wife's disappearance.
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'He tore my family to pieces,' Mrs Waller's father, Stan Rawson, this morning told Good Morning America. 'I have no doubt in my mind. I stand by anything I've said.'
Mr Rawson yesterday posted a message to Mr Waller on the family's 'Find Jacque S Waller' Facebook page.
'I just wanted to mention that you're not fooling anybody at all,' he wrote. 'I under the sheriff has a [sic] orange jumpsuit picked out for you, and a fine room at the Cross Bar Hotel.
'You will regret hurting my girl and the Tripps—I promise you will!'
Mr Waller was the last person to see his wife alive on June 1.
The couple separated in March and had met earlier in the day to finalise paperwork for their divorce.
Mrs Waller was last seen when she went to her estranged husband's home to pick up her son.
Mother of triplets: Jacque Waller was reported missing on June 1
Search: Police are appealing for help finding Jacque Waller
Mr Waller told police in an interview following his wife's disappearance that the couple had fought and that she had left his home at around 4pm by foot.
He said that he then left his home and returned around two hours later to find her car gone. It was later found abandoned with a flat tyre on the interstate.
Police yesterday said that business
cards belonging to Mrs Waller, who works for Blue Cross Blue Shield, had
been found on a stretch of road ten miles from where her car was
James Humphreys, Jackson chief of police, told ABC News: 'We are now well over 250 leads into it [the investigation].
'We still have not found Jacque, but we're still continuing to search every day and each week.'
Mr Rawson said: 'The police are operating on the assumption that something must have happened, that's for sure.
Claims: Mrs Waller's parents, Stan and Ruby Rawson, told Good Morning America that their daughter had been the victim of domestic violence
'I am operating on the assumption that something did happen, and have no doubt in my mind about what happened.'
His wife, Ruby Rawson, told Good Morning America that she confronted her son-in-law on the night her daughter disappeared.
'I asked him what he'd done to her and he said 'I didn't do anything,' Mrs Rawson told Good Morning America.
'I said, "Yeah, you did and you know you did, because of all the threats you've been saying to her over the last year".'
'He said, "I have never threatened her", and I said, "Yes, you did, and we knew it all along".'
In a statement, Mr Waller's attorney said: 'Mr. Waller misses his wife and hopes she is found okay.
Family: Mrs Waller with her two daughters and an unknown baby in a photograph courtesy of the Southeast Missourian
Disappearance: Mrs Waller had been finalising her divorce on the day she went missing
Found: Mrs Waller's car was found with a punctured tyre on the interstate
'He had nothing to do with her
disappearance and sympathises with her family. We will not try this case
in the media while there is an ongoing investigation.'
The couple's three children, five-year-old triplets Maddox, Avery and Addison, are being cared for by Mrs Waller's sister.
A court on Tuesday again denied any visitation rights to Mr Waller who has not been allowed to see his children since the week his wife disappeared..
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Mrs Waller's family have organised searches and put up a $3,500 reward for information leading to her return.