Husband Busted in Wife's Vacation Disappearance

New evidence leads to arrest
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 17, 2008 4:26 AM CDT
A St. Maarten police offer and trained dog comb a coastal area looking for any signs of a missing US tourist Leta Lynn Cordes.   (AP Photo/Gromyko Wilson)
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(Newser) – A husband has been arrested in the disappearance of his wife who went missing during the California couple's island vacation. Leta Lynn Cordes, 49, vanished after she left on a walk on the island of St. Maarten in January, her husband, Frank Cordes, told police. His arrest follows the discovery of new evidence, which police have refused to discuss, the Daily Herald reports. "It's heartbreaking," said a family friend. "We don't know what to think."