STEVENS POINT — A jury has
found a Wisconsin man guilty of killing his wife and
hiding her body.
Krista Sypher disappeared
on March 13, 2017. Her body has never been found. Her
husband, Jason Sypher of Plover in central Wisconsin, was
charged in August 2018 with first-degree intentional
homicide and hiding a corpse. The state Department of
Justice says the jury returned its verdict Wednesday.
According to a criminal
complaint, the couple had a rocky marriage marked by
domestic violence. Surveillance cameras showed Jason
Sypher buying 39-gallon (147-liter) garbage bags from a
Menards the day his wife went missing.
GPS data from the couple's
car showed it was briefly parked behind garbage bins after
Krista Sypher disappeared. Surveillance video of garbage
handlers dumping out the bins showed a plastic bag
consistent with the size of a human body. A search of a
Wisconsin Rapids landfill turned up nothing, however.