A HUSBAND faces a life sentence after his wife was found dead hanging from a tree – months after she was last seen alive.
Police officers have accused Ohio’s Matheau Moore of staging the scene to make it look like a suicide.
Moore’s wife Emily Noble, 52, was last seen in May 2020 and her body was discovered in September.
Police officers revealed her remains were found in woods and she had a USB cable wrapped around her neck, WSYX reported.
She sustained injuries to her neck and face, and police said it appeared her body had been staged to make it look like a suicide.
Prosecutors believe Moore killed Noble on either May 24 or May 25, 2020.
Westerville Police Department bodycam footage captured the dramatic moment when Moore was arrested during a traffic stop in June 2021.
Armed officers rushed his silver car before urging him to get out of the car.
He said: “You are making a mistake. This is a mistake. I am innocent.”
On May 24, Noble and Moore visited several restaurants in Westerville while celebrating their birthday, the Vanished podcast revealed.
Moore reportedly woke up that night to use the bathroom and slept in a separate room, apparently not wanting to disturb his wife.
He claimed she left the house without her car, wallet and cell phone when she was questioned by police.
Moore appeared on the Vanished podcast a month after her disappearance asking for information, Mamamia reported.
He said at the time: “She disappeared on Monday, Labor Day, when I realized she wasn’t there and I called the police.”
But May 25, 2020 was Memorial Day – not Labor Day.
Noble’s friend Jeff told the Vanished Podcast that he didn’t believe Moore’s account.
He said: “The fact that she was missing and there was no one to see her leave, the fact Matt couldn’t even say he saw her leave because he went to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it didn’t did go back to bed because he didn’t want to wake her up.
He claimed, “That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.”
Moore was charged with two counts of murder and one count of criminal assault.
A Delaware County judge set his bail at $2.5 billion after Moore was charged.
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