March 23, 1995 in Nation/World

Wife’s Death Ruled Murder Man Married Four Times, Two Wives Are Dead, One Is Missing

Associated Press
 

He’s had four wives. Two are dead, one’s missing, and he’s jailed as a murder suspect.

Jack Reeves, 54, was arrested on a murder charge Tuesday in the 1978 death of his second wife, Sharon, as police searched for his current wife, Emilita, who hasn’t been seen since Oct. 12.

His third wife, Myong Reeves, drowned in 1986. The death was ruled accidental, no autopsy was performed and Hill County authorities declined to say Wednesday night if the case would be reopened. His first marriage was annulled.

Reeves’ lawyer, Wes Ball, could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday night; his home phone number is unlisted.

Police searching Reeves’ his home Wednesday in hopes of finding the 20-gauge shotgun they suspect was used to kill 34-year-old Sharon Reeves found more than 40 guns of many different types. They began investigating Reeves after learning he’d never reported the disappearance of his current wife.

Back in 1978, Sharon Reeves’ death was ruled a suicide. Authorities said she shot herself in the chest at her home in Copperas Cove, a town of about 24,000 people approximately 130 miles southwest of Dallas.

In December, however, her body was exhumed and an autopsy found the wound “suggestive of a homicide,” said Dee Anderson, a spokesman for the police in Arlington.

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