June trial set for husband accused of killing wife, hiding body

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PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) -- The 45-year-old man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body is scheduled to head to trial in June.

Jason Sypher was arrested Aug. 24, 2018 in the death and disappearance of his wife, Krista Sypher. She was last seen at her home on March 13, 2017.

During a pre-trial conference Monday, an eight day trial was scheduled to begin June 24.

Two weeks after Krista was last seen, officers searched the couple's Plover home using a K9 trained to detect decomposing or decomposed human remains. During that search, the dog indicated the presence of remains on Krista and Jason's clothes in the master bedroom, on the couple's bed, in a bathtub drain, on clothes in the washing machine, inside cabinets below the kitchen sink, and in Jason's truck, according to the criminal complaint.

Investigators also used GPS information from the Sypher's car as part of their evidence.

They say on March 13, 2017, their car left their home, traveled to Menards, where Jason was captured on surveillance video buying garbage bags, and then went back to their home. Investigators say Jason never told them about that trip.

On March 16, the car's GPS indicated the car drove to some dumpsters on Wilson Avenue, then parked for 8 seconds. Investigators say that time "would allow the defendant enough time to exit the vehicle and look into the dumpster or discard evidence."

Investigators say those dumpsters were emptied by trucks on March 20. Those trucks were emptied in Mosinee, which was caught on surveillance video. The criminal complaint says a detective "observed a long black plastic bag consistent with the size of a human body fall to the floor."

In June 2017, law enforcement searched the Cranberry Creek Landfill, to try to find the waste from those dumpsters. The complaint indicates that they didn't find anything, but they say the area where the waste may be could be much larger than law enforcement were aware of during the search.

Court documents state Krista Sypher’s body has not been recovered.

Jason Sypher is in custody on $750,000 cash bond.