U.S. Air Force major charged with murder in death of wife
In this March 3, 2019, file photo, Air Force Maj. Andre McDonald, center, is escorted to the Bexar County Magistrate center in San Antonio. McDonald has been charged with murder after authorities found the remains of his wife on Thursday, July 11, 2019, whom he reported missing in March. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP, File)
SAN ANTONIO -- An Air Force major based in San Antonio has been charged with murder after authorities found the remains of his wife whom he reported missing in March.
Forty-year-old Andre McDonald is being held Monday at the Bexar (bayr) County jail. Bail is set at $2 million.
Sheriff's officials say they found the body of 29-year-old Andreen McDonald on Thursday east of Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis.
Andre McDonald reported his wife missing March 1 and was indicted on a charge of tampering with or fabricating evidence after authorities determined he bought a shovel, an axe, gasoline and a "burn barrel" a day later.
Court records show investigators also found blood and hair in the couple's bathroom.
Jail records do not list an attorney who could speak on McDonald's behalf.