Man arrested after wife's remains found encased in concrete

Friday, December 12, 2008 | 5:16 p.m. CST

LEBANON, Mo. — Investigators have made an arrest after using forensic DNA testing to identify a woman whose remains were discovered encased in concrete and stuffed in a toolbox.

The Highway Patrol said 57-year-old Sharon K. Sabla of Lebanon was shot to death by her husband, 54-year-old Horst Gunter Sabla, on Aug. 9. He was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is being held without bond in the Laclede County Jail.

A hunting party discovered the container on Nov. 15 in a wooded area of Laclede County in southern Missouri.


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