Dept. of Justice: Suspect arrested for disappearance of Krista Sypher

PLOVER, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel and Plover Police Chief Dan Ault announced today the arrest of Jason P. Sypher for the disappearance of Mr. Sypher’s wife, Krista M. Sypher, who has been reported missing from her home in Plover since March 13, 2017.

Jason Sypher was arrested approximately 5 miles north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border on I-39/I-90 following a traffic stop by Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), and Plover Police Department on Friday, August 24. Mr. Sypher was transported to the Portage County Jail where he was booked in on two charges: First-Degree Intentional Homicide and Hiding a Corpse. A hearing to set bond will occur on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. at Portage County Courthouse, 1516 Church Street, Stevens Point, WI.

The investigation into Krista Sypher’s disappearance was led by the Plover Police Department with assistance from DCI, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Stevens Point Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additional resources were provided by Wisconsin Rapids Police Department and Plover Fire Department.

Wisconsin DOJ Violence Against Women Resource Prosecutor Annie Jay is assisting the Portage County District Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of this case.

If anyone in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Indiana has additional information regarding this crime or the suspect Jason P. Sypher please contact Plover Police Department Detective Mike Tracy at 715-345-5255 or mtracy@ploverwi.gov.

A suspect is innocent until proven guilty. A copy of the criminal complaint is available on request.

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