PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - A Texas man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in a Louisiana waterway was officially charged with murder Monday and a judge has set his bond.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office reported Jonathan Allee, 28, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Elizabeth Ferrell, 29. His bond is set at $750,000 during the 72-hour. The district attorney said he will take the case to a grand jury. A date has not been set.
Ferrell's body was found by a fisherman dumped in the Whiskey Bay on April 23. An autopsy showed she died from strangulation.
Because Ferrell and Allee were from Humble, TX, but Ferrell's body was found in Iberville Parish, the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office was the lead investigating agency.
In the days that followed the discovery of Ferrell's body, Sheriff Brett Stassi sent deputies to Texas to investigative her death. Ferrell's husband was then arrested on April 29.
Allee was extradited back to Iberville Parish from Texas on June 3. He had nothing to say as he was escorted to a sheriff's vehicle to be transported back to the Iberville Parish Jail after the hearing.