Update: As of 5:44 p.m. Friday evening, Glenn Jackson, 39, of Westwood Drive in Richmond has been charged with the murder of his wife, Ella Jackson, 48, who went missing in late October.

Additionally he is charged with tampering with physical evidence. 

Jackson, who was arrested Friday, was formerly an English professor at Eastern Kentucky University. 

According to Kristi Middleton, chief external affairs officer at EKU, Jackson has not been employed with the university since February. 

At the time of his arrest, when asked if he had any comments about the charges he was facing, Jackson did not respond. 

Ella Jackson's former husband, Jason Hans, told The Register in previous interviews, the case was resolved in a way in which he "expected from the beginning."

At the initial time of her disappearance, Hans believed it was as a result of domestic violence in the home. 

“There is nothing surprising from my perspective,” he said. “Frustrating, but not surprising... "

Hans was contacted after news broke of Glenn Jackson's arrest, but was unable to comment before the story went to press. 

Rodney Richardson, assistant police chief with RPD, says investigators are still searching for Ella Jackson's body. 

"We will continue to search," he told The Register. 

Richardson also reports that Glenn and Ella's young son was placed in the care of the Department of Community Based Services. 


Original story: 

Richmond Police have arrested Glenn Jackson, 39, of Richmond in connection of the disappearance and murder of his wife, Ella Jackson, 48, also of Richmond according to a press release sent out Friday evening. 

Ella Jackson was first reported missing in late October, leaving behind her phone, wallet, car and then five-year-old son. 

Since then, police have been searching for Mrs. Jackson and have been unable to locate her.

According to the release, investigators discovered that Mrs. Jackson met with a domestic violence advocate a few days before her disappearance. A search warrant was subsequently executed on the residence and vehicles belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Jackson.

A significant amount of blood was located in the trunk of Mr. Jackson’s vehicle that was later proven to belong to Mrs. Jackson, the release states.

Additionally, police located several recordings that Mrs. Jackson secretly made of her and Mr. Jackson’s arguments. Mrs. Jackson also told several individuals that she was afraid of Mr. Jackson, and if anything ever happened to her, her husband would be responsible.

The story will be updated as it develops. 

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