IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - A man has been charged with the murder of his wife last year in Tishomingo County.
Yesterday, Dec. 26, the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department charged Russell Leon Lanier with first-degree murder.
Susie R. Lanier
He was charged in connection to the death of his wife, Susie Rena Lanier.
She was reported missing on June 7, 2017, by her husband and her step-father.
On Aug. 31, 2017, a man reported finding a human skull on his property. After analyzing dental records, the human skull was positively identified as that of Susie Lanier.
Investigators searched the immediate area and found clothing believed to have been worn by
Susie Lanier. No other human remains were found.
On Dec. 24, 2018, the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department received new information concerning the case.
Russell Lanier was detained and later officially charged in the death of his wife.
His bond was set at $500,000.