Missouri man enters plea to child endangerment, abuse

Posted Nov 27, 2019 1:03 AM



Elledge photo Boone Co.


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man suspected in the disappearance of his wife has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and child abuse.


Joseph Elledge has been behind bars on a $500,000 cash-only bond since Oct. 25.


Prosecutors have called him the prime suspect in the disappearance of his 28-year-old wife, Mengqi Ji Elledge, who has been missing since Oct. 8. He has not been charged in his wife’s disappearance.

The couple have a 1-year-old daughter.


Police say they identified the child abuse incident while they were investigating him in relation to his wife’s disappearance.

U.S. Attorney: Window tint job backfired on Kan. drug dealer
Continue Reading St Joseph Post
U.S. Attorney: Window tint job backfired on Kan. drug dealer