Man pleads not guilty after wife’s body found in well

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) — A south-central Kentucky man accused of killing his wife and then hiding her body in a well has pleaded not guilty to murder.

WKYT-TV ( ) reports that 29-year-old Joseph A. Jones entered his plea through his public defender in Wayne County District Court on Monday.

Jones was arrested Saturday following the discovery of the body of 28-year-old Rachel Jones at the bottom of a well near Monticello on Friday.

An arrest citation read by the judge accuses Joseph Jones of killing his wife, putting her in a well and then dropping off the couple’s 9-year-old son at a family member’s home before going on the run.

Authorities say Joseph Jones went to Mississippi before returning to Kentucky. He was arrested at a home near the well.


Information from: WKYT-TV,

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