Husband of Missing Connecticut Mother is Arrested After Her Body is Found in Wooded Area

Jessica Edwards has been missing since May 10. (South Windsor Police Department)

The husband of a Connecticut woman reported missing last week was arrested after her body was found in a wooded area Friday, police said.

The body of Jessica Edwards, 30, the mother of a 7-month-old, was discovered in the entrance of a park near the Hockanum River in East Hartford on Friday morning, South Windsor police said.

Her husband, Tahj Hutchinson, 22, was arrested on a manslaughter charge around 9 p.m., police said. Autopsy results are pending, and more charges are possible.

Edwards’ husband and her family both reported her missing on May 10.

Her husband said he last saw her at 7 that morning, police have said. At the time, police were told she had gotten into a vehicle, South Windsor Police Sgt. Mark Cleverdon said Friday.

“We don’t believe that’s actually what happened,” Cleverdon told reporters Friday after the body was found.

Police did not say how Edwards died. The state medical examiner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death, like whether it was a homicide, Cleverdon said.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Phil Helsel