The wife told investigators, her 51-year-old husband last seen in his Leadwood home on Wednesday morning before vanishing. A body later identified as of Frank Ancona was found near The Big Ben river on Saturday, with a gunshot wound to his head.
Malissa Ancona posted a roommate search message on Facebook, the day her husband disappeared
Investigators execute a search warrant on the Ancona home in Leadwood, Mo
No charges had been filed so far against Malissa Ancona, a jail official told the Post-Dispatch. The Leadwood, Mo, resident is reported to be on a 24-hour hold.
Her husband, Frank Ancona, 51, also of Leadwood, was found shot to death in the Big River. He had called himself an imperial wizard with the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
KKK Imperial Wizard, Frank Ancona posted this message on the Traditionalist American Knights website.
‘They [media] will tell you The KKK is dead, gone, irrelevant. They have tried since the birth of the Klan to downplay the influence and power of the KKK. They also will try to portray us as haters, ignorant. They will ignore the facts. Let me tell you they are the haters. They have engaged in a campaign to destroy our Race, culture, and heritage. They are communist, socialists, and haters of freedom …..
Our mission is to preserve our White culture and heritage but also be relevant to the happenings going on in our Republic today. We must defeat these communist socialist anti-God anti-white anti american enemies within our own borders…’
On the day he disappeared, Ancona’s wife claims, he had been called by his employer to make an out-of-state delivery, but the employer said it never reached out to him. On that same day, Malissa Ancona posted a roommate wanted message on Facebook, stating that she would need a roommate because her husband was filing for a divorce, according to the Daily Journal.
After a U.S. Forest Service employee located the victim’s vehicle on a forest service road in Potosi, a search by combined team of the Potosi Fire department and the county sheriff’s office revealed evidence of a burn pile near the vehicle, on Saturday morning
Investigators conducting a search of the couple’s home also found a safe which had been busted open with a crowbar. Burglary was not suspected, according to police sources.