MOSCOW, Idaho-- Court documents stated that Charles Capone told a cellmate details which could explain what happened to his estranged wife. Rachael Anderson vanished in 2010, but only on Wednesday was Capone charged in her murder.
Authorities arrested Capone and David Stone for Anderson’s death. Since her death, Capone had been in prison on federal firearm charges and most recently for an assault charge.
Capone’s cellmate in Asotin County came forward in early 2013 with new details for investigators looking into the Anderson’s death. Capone allegedly told his cellmate that if he was going to kill someone, he would put them in a big tarp, wait until the blood coagulated, cut the body up and dissolve it in car parts washer.
Documents state that Capone had owned a parts washer. It was kept at his auto shop, Multiple Service.
On Thursday, KREM 2 News tracked down the man who may own that very piece of machinery.
Tim Fountain said his brother bought the parts washer after Capone went to prison for illegally possessing a firearm. Capone’s brother auctioned off the felon’s belongings according to Fountain.
“I always assumed it was used for cleaning car parts, but it has a different residue at the bottom of this darn thing that looked kind of to me like bone dust,” said Fountain.
He said he has seen bone dust in an urn
Court documents said that Capone told his cellmate that a car parts washer will reach 1,300 degrees and will dissolve a body.