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Man charged in cold case murder waiving extradition

Posted: 1:39 PM, Oct 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-25 14:39:15-04
Man charged in cold case murder waiving extradition

The man charged in a 43-year-old cold case is waving extradition to Door County. 

Law enforcement agents from Wisconsin and Michigan arrested Richard Gale Pierce two weeks ago in his hometown of Cheboygan, Michigan.

He faces one count of first-degree murder and one count of disinterment of the dead in connection with the death of his wife Carol Jean Pierce.

On Thursday, Pierce waived extradition, meaning he will be taken to Door County to face a judge. 

Carol Jean Pierce was 35 when she disappeared from the couple’s trailer home in Sturgeon Bay in September 1975. Her body has never been found.