Joseph Elledge Jury Trial Set for November

The jury trial for the Columbia man accused of killing his wife is now scheduled to start at the Boone County Courthouse on November 1st.

Joseph Elledge is charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of Mengqi Ji.

He reported her missing in October of 2019.

Searches of the Lamine River in Cooper County for her body have been unsuccessful.

Joseph Elledge has been in jail since she disappeared.