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Monday, February 13, 2017

Was KKK Leader Killed By His Wife?

The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader found slain over
 the weekend was held Monday in the St. Francois
 County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder,
officials said.
No charges had been filed so far against the woman,
 Malissa Ancona, 44. A jail official told the Post-
Dispatch that she is on a 24-hour hold. She lives
in Leadwood, Mo.
Her husband, Frank Ancona, 51, also of Leadwood,
was found shot to death in the Big River. He had
called himself an imperial wizard with the
Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
A website for that group features an image of Ancona
 in a white hood and robe standing in front of a burning
 cross. His wife is shown next to him in another photo.
Leadwood Police Chief William Dickey told the Park
 Hills Journal that Ancona was last seen by his wife
 Wednesday morning.
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A U.S. Forest Service employee located Ancona’s
 vehicle on a forestry service road off Route P in Potosi.
On Saturday morning, a search by members of the
 Potosi Fire Protection District and the St. Francois
County Sheriff's Office revealed evidence of a burn
 pile near Ancona’s vehicle, Jacobsen said. The
sheriff's office and Missouri Highway Patrol were
 assisting in the investigation.
The Park Hills Daily Journal contributed to this report