Change Of Judge For Joseph Elledge As Search Continues For His Missing Wife

As crews continue to search for a missing Columbia woman Menqi Ji Elledge in the Lamine River, her husband Joseph Elledge is being granted a new judge in his case of child abuse.

According to court records Joseph Elledge requested the change Wednesday and his request was granted the same day.

Crews searched a portion of the Lamine River in Cooper County for the remains of Mengi Ji Elledge for a third consecutive day yesterday.

Law enforcement are using a crane to remove debris from the area around the Highway 41 bridge.

Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of Mengqi Ji Elledge.

Boone County Prosecutor said in a court hearing that Joseph Elledge, Mengqi Ji’s husband, is the prime suspect in her disappearance.