ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (WPMT) -- Search warrants reveal a frightening timeline before Beau Rothwell’s November 13 arrest for tampering with evidence and murder in the death of his wife, Jennifer.
Jennifer Rothwell was approximately six weeks pregnant when she disappeared and was found murdered.
According to court records, she’d been using her phone to search topics around the subject “what to do if your husband is upset you are pregnant.”
Two days before Beau’s November 11 arrest, receipts reveal he bought rubber gloves and cleaning supplies at a nearby grocery store.
An investigator wrote, “This purchase was oddly at a time during a major snow event involving dangerous driving conditions and was also contradictory to beau Rothwell’s statement that he was home with his wife all night.”
On November 12, Beau called 911 to report Jennifer missing. A search warrant says, “Beau Rothwell told officers he last saw his wife at 6:20 a.m. at their home, when she reportedly left for work. Minutes later, he missed four phone calls from her.”
On November 18, Beau Rothwell reportedly began to cooperate with police for the first time and investigators later found Jennifer’s body about 45 miles north of St. Louis, near Troy.