A 43 year old cold case heats up again in Wisconsin as police in Sturgeon Bay make an arrest.
The criminal complaint alleges that 35 year old Carol Jean Pierce was murdered by her then-husband, Richard Pierce on or about September 5, 1975. Richard previously told officers that he saw his wife in the morning, then stated that when he returned home that same afternoon, Carol Jean was gone.
The complaint alleges Richard was the last person to see Carol Jean Pierce alive, had motive and opportunity to end her life, and benefitted from her demise in numerous ways, which included a pension and land and a home in Michigan.
Richard Gale Pierce currently is being held at Cheboygan County Jail (Michigan) until his return to Wisconsin.