LATAH COUNTY, Idaho -- Authorities investigated Rachael Anderson’s estranged husband Charles Capone for years following her disappearance. Now, Capone is charged for her murder, along with another man.
Anderson hasn’t been seen since April 2010. Her body is still missing.
It took three years to piece together enough pieces of evidence to charge Capone and David Stone. The Latah County prosecutor says both suspects have been people of interest from the very beginning.
“When we look back at the entirety of the information, we believe there is sufficient information to justify filing charges,” Prosecutor Bill Thompson said.
Court documents outline what may have been contributing factors. It appears Capone, the main suspect in the case, spilled too much information to some of his fellow inmates in jail.
Capone served time in Bonner County Jail on federal weapons charges the same year his wife went missing. He reportedly told another inmate, “They also think I killed my wife, but I am not worried because they will never find the body.”
Anderson’s family is happy to see a development in the case.
“I want him charged federally, but I’m happy to see him charged by somebody and that he’s being detained,” Amber Griswold, Anderson’s daughter, said.
Stone reportedly worked for the City of Moscow and coached baseball at the local high school. His team describes him as funny and normal and calls his arrest surprising.
Prosecutor Thompson says the case is moving along again, and investigators will continue to look for Anderson.
“I think there are still a lot of unanswered questions. As for where Rachael is, we hope, for her family’s sake, we’ll be able to answer that,” he said.