The original story from Christine Rudy’s husband that his wife went missing after he had dropped her off on the road side his six months pregnant was a little difficult to believe. Looks like many of our original thoughts and doubts were correct.
Christine Rudy, 21, of Thorp, was reported missing by her husband, Shaun Rudy, about two days after he said he dropped her off on Highway MM on Nov. 12. The couple, who were married in August, had been arguing. Christine Rudy was six months pregnant.
A pregnant woman reported missing by her husband was shot and dismembered and her body parts were dropped off a bridge into a river, Clark County sheriff’s investigators said Thursday.
Based on information that authorities have received, police believe the following occurred:
Backus said she was killed Nov. 12 in the rural area about six miles south of Thorp and her body was taken to a rural Thorp residence where it was dismembered.
Clark County Sheriff Louis Rosandich said investigators believe the body parts were then dropped off a bridge over the Chippewa River near Jim Falls in Chippewa County. Those remains have not been recovered but searching continues, he said.
“We really don’t know if the body is in there or not. It is based on information we have received,” the sheriff said, declining to elaborate.
Although the investigation into the murder of Christine Rudy is not complete and her husband has not been charged with the crime, he is the prime suspect.
No charges have been filed in the killing. Shaun Rudy, 23, has been jailed on unrelated drug and weapons charges. Backus and Rosandich said Thursday that Shaun Rudy is the prime suspect in the killing.
“He will be charged,” Clark County District Attorney Darwin Zwieg said.
Shaun Rudy Accused of Shooting Christine Rudy
Clark County Sheriff Louis Rosandich says Shaun Rudy allegedly shot his wife, Christine Rudy, and dismembered her body.
Some of her remains were found in December. Rosandich believes body parts were dumped in the Chippewa River near the Cobban Bridge in Chippewa County. So far, nothing has been found there and more searches of the river are planned.