PLOVER, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel and Plover Police Chief Dan Ault announced today the arrest of Jason P. Sypher in connection with 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 on Friday, Aug. 24, approximately five 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, according to a DOJ news release.

Mr. Sypher is facing charges of first degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse, according to the DOJ. He is being held at the Portage County Jail. A bond hearing is set for 1:15 p.m. on Monday at the Portage County Courthouse.

Wausau Pilot and Review has requested a copy of the criminal complaint and will update this story with more details as they are received.

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 [email protected].