BREAKING: Husband arrested for Catherine Copley murder

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Altoona Police say Michael Copley has been arrested for killing his wife, Catherine Copley.

Right now, Copley is being held at the Altoona Police Department in a holding cell. Michael Copley is facing multiple charges, including homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, trespassing, and abuse of a corpse.

Catherine Boob and her daughter Catherine Copley  last spoke the night of December 10, 2015, making plans to get together the next day. That same evening around 10 p.m., 29-year-old Catherine was last seen alive getting into a car on 4th Street and Crawford Avenue in Altoona.

When, she didn’t show up on Friday, and missed a Sunday appointment with her children, the family called police and Catherine was listed  as a missing endangered person.

Nearly six months later, a body was discovered in the garage of a condemned home along the 400 block of East Pleasant Valley Boulevard. Police spent hours collecting potential evidence with the county coroner and district attorney also on the scene.

Catherine’s tattoos helped authorities identify her body.

Back in October 2016, police arrested Michael Copley, Catherine’s husband for failing to pay fines for a criminal mischief charge, Police say he was tearing down missing persons signs of Catherine. His plea in court was not guilty.

Below, you can find more information on the history of this case.

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