An Air Force officer reported his wife missing. Now he's charged with her murder

Joshua Bote
In this March 3, 2019, file photo, Air Force Maj. Andre McDonald, center, is escorted to the Bexar County Magistrate center in San Antonio.

An Air Force Major in Texas was charged Monday with the murder of his wife after reporting her missing in March.

Andre McDonald, 40, was arrested Monday after officials found the body of his wife Andreen on Thursday. He is currently being held in Bexar County Jail.

McDonald was indicted March 2, a day after reporting his wife as missing, for tampering or fabricating evidence relating to her disappearance. Investigators found a shovel, an ax, gasoline and a burn barrel that they allege was purchased by McDonald at the couple's home. They also found a torn-up receipt allegedly belonging to McDonald.

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“It led us to believe that these were implements that were going to be used to dispose of a body,” said Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar in March.

Investigators also spotted blood and hair inside their bathroom.

McDonald worked at the Air Force Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis as a cyberware operations officer. Officials found his wife's body east of the Air Force base, identifying it using dental records.

McDonald's bail is set at $2 million.

Representatives for the Air Force and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office have not responded to request for comment from USA TODAY.

Contributing: Associated Press

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