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Family offering cash reward in Waller case

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Nearly $4,000 has been donated to the Jacque Sue Waller reward fund set up mid-June as incentive for someone with information on the woman's June 1 disappearance to come forward.

Waller's parents, Stan and Ruby Rawson, confirmed the reward Wednesday after the information was posted Tuesday on the "Find Jacque S Waller" Facebook page. The family said they'll give the money to anyone with information that leads them directly to their daughter.

Jacque Waller was last seen in Jackson by her estranged husband Clay Waller at his temporary residence on Woodland Drive. Her vehicle, a blue Honda Pilot, was found on Interstate 55 near the Fruitland exit. The Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad has said it suspects foul play in her disappearance.

Clay Waller was named a person of interest, although not a suspect, in his wife's disappearance, because he was the last person to see her.

Waller's sister, Cheryl Brenneke, said the family is frustrated the person responsible for her disappearance is still "just walking around."

"We just want to find her. We're just sick of it," she said. "We just want to put an end to it."

The Jackson Police Department is investigating leads, although chief James Humphreys had no new information in the case Wednesday. The department has been waiting for weeks for results of evidence that was sent to a state crime lab.

Due to ground searches led by members of the community, many of them Waller's friends, additional leads have been generated. None has led authorities to Waller or substantial evidence to determine what happened to the mother of triplets. There is no evidence a crime was committed, according to police.

Police are still trying to determine Waller's whereabouts following her visit to Clay Waller's home. Waller, in his only interview with the major case squad, told police she left his home on foot angry, due to disagreement about a pending divorce. He left but returned a few hours later to find her vehicle gone. He's since stopped cooperating with police, according to detectives.

Police encourage residents with information to contact the Jackson Police Department at 243-3151.



Pertinent address:

Woodland Drive and North Neal Street, Jackson, MO

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Shouldn't be allowed to put in the paper "person responsible is walking around" until the evidence comes back.

-- Posted by Agnes on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 9:22 AM

I think it's good that the Southeast Missourian is publishing anything about Jacque and keeping her memory alive. If the person is still walking around, maybe they will finally have a guilt trip and come forward.

-- Posted by Topo_Gigio on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 10:42 AM

I'm out of the loop, but curious...is it JUST the Jackson PD on this case now? Is the FBI/Highway Patrol/etc etc assisting?

Not putting Jackson PD down, just seems like there are more resources out there.

-- Posted by clkv on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 11:28 AM

oh no...there is no reason for clay, bryan, or any other friends or family of clay to put hurtful things in the comments, about the family raising money for a reward fund! or smearing the name of a woman who was victimized! the devil is using you to bring more pain/hurt into people's lives. now some of the comments going around the web are not God's way, and seem like vigilante justice. but you need to have some understanding--you are not the one who has a murdered loved one. the devil came to steal kill and destroy, but jesus came to bring life. i pray Jesus saves you tonight and gives you forgiveness. that is what HE did for me...and no one is outside the reach of His mercy. He can forgive you if you turn to Him and cry out now. It is not too late, no matter what you have done, He can wash you clean, and no matter what the consequences are, you will be a free man in your spirit. Seek Him for He loves you and wants to set you all free....and all of jacque's friends be encouraged~ what the devil meant for evil God turns around for His glory. i pray you can find it in your hearts to forgive the evil these ones have done, pray God's mercy for them, for GOD IS NOT MOCKED. He says 'VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY'...jesus says in the Word that there is NOTHING HIDDEN that won't be revealed...we can stand on that promise! may we all walk in the fear of the Lord, and the faith that He is moving on jacque's behalf.

-- Posted by aloha on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 4:45 PM

i wasn't aware the family of clay was putting hurtful things up. you are weird.

-- Posted by workingdude on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 7:52 PM

I wasn't aware that she had been murdered. I thought she was just missing.

And if God loves us so much, why do we need to fear him?

-- Posted by malan on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 8:39 PM

Aloha....get some help!

-- Posted by Agnes on Fri, Jul 8, 2011, at 10:27 AM

Me'Lange we will continue to search and raise money for a reward and to assist her triplets. And I hope the Southeast Missourian continues their great coverage of this horrible nightmare. We won't stop until we find our friend. Make no mistake, she was murdered.

-- Posted by rooroo on Fri, Jul 8, 2011, at 11:48 AM

It sounds like rooroo knows more then anyone else about this case. If you know she was murdered, give the info about how you know she was murdered. Maybe you should be a "person of interest".

-- Posted by livesound1 on Fri, Jul 8, 2011, at 2:55 PM

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