Body Found Buried Behind Mount Pleasant Home

A missing persons investigation in east Texas turns into a murder investigation, as a man's body is found buried behind his home. The discovery was made at a home on the 11-hundred block of east 9th street in Mount Pleasant. 44-year old "Weldon Mitchell" had not shown up to work the last two days. He works at Mount Pleasant I.S.D. as a custodian. Officers found Mitchells' body buried in a shallow grave in the back yard of the home he shared with his wife.

Evidence at the scene led investigators to take Mitchells' wife, "Paula Mitchell", into custody for questioning. Mitchells's' body has been taken to Dallas for autopsy. Police have not released the cause of death or made any formal charges against the wife, but say that charges are pending from the district attorneys office.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.