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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - The Madison County Sheriff's Office has found the remains of a woman reported missing in 2011, and they've also made an arrest.

Investigators announced Tuesday they have found the remains of Mary Carrithers, and charged her husband, Charles Carrithers, with murder.  He is being held on a $750,000 bond.

Sgt. Brian Chaffin said Mary Carrithers' remains were found recently in a wooded area off Highway 231 in Morgan County.

"In the recent weeks, we came across some more information that made us feel like we needed to re-interview some witnesses, which we did," said Chaffin. "Talking to people, gathering statements, and the information we got led to us to believe ultimately that he was responsible for her death."

Mary Carrithers' sister reported her missing on April 4, 2011.  Her last known address was 309 Hill Road.

Sgt. Chaffin said that it was not unusual for Carrithers to leave home for days. "At times, her whereabouts were unknown due to possible violence in the home."

This time, she didn't return.  Sgt. Chaffin did not release further details about her murder.

He said the Madison County District Attorney's office assisted with the investigation, and Chaffin felt "100% sure" Charles Carrithers will be convicted.

WHNT News 19's Matt Kroschel profiled the Mary Carrithers case in July 2013.  Watch his report below.



    Are we 100 % sure you will capture and arrest the man or SWAT Team responsible for the death of the man off HWY 53?

  • Newman Richardson

    Have heard nothing about the Army Colonel that was killed in front of his own home in Huntsville a while back. I would like to know how many unsolved crimes there are in this area.

  • Sam

    mary was a great sister to me and a great mom,, anyone who can help us with the burial we thank you
    Wells Fargo Bank
    Mary Carrithers Memorial Fund

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