A Missouri couple has been arrested and faces first-degree murder charges in Wyoming in the deaths of their ex-spouses and two children more than 30 years ago.
Gerald Uden, 71, and Alice Louise Uden, 74, of Chadwick, Mo., were jailed in Christian County in southwest Missouri. Both suspects waived extradition to Wyoming — Alice Uden on Friday, Gerald Uden on Monday — according to Missouri's online court reporting system, Missouri Casenet.
Gerald Uden is accused of killing his ex-wife, 32-year-old Virginia Uden, and her two children, Richard Uden, 12, and Reagan Uden, 10.
He was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of first-degree murder, according to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.
Virginia Uden and her children were last seen in Fremont County in central Wyoming in 1980.
According to an affidavit, Gerald Uden confessed to an investigator at his home Friday that he'd shot Virginia Uden and her two children with a .22-caliber rifle that Virginia Uden had brought so they could all go bird hunting.
Uden allegedly said he'd picked up the three on Sept. 13, 1980, and drove them to an area near Pavillion in Fremont County. All four got out of the car and Uden shot his ex-wife, then both boys, according to the affidavit, which doesn't list a motive.
He then allegedly proceeded to conceal the bodies.
Deputy Fremont County Attorney Patrick J. LeBrun declined to comment on any details of the case, including whether the bodies of Virginia Uden and her two children were ever found.
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