LEADWOOD, MO – The wife and stepson of a man who called himself the “imperial wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan have been charged with his murder.
The body of Frank Ancona, 51, was found on Saturday.
His wife, Malissa Ancona, initially told police that her husband had left to go on a work assignment across the state. However, according to KMOV, Malissa later told investigators that her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson, Jr., shot and killed Frank while he was asleep. She also admitted to helping her son try to destroy blood evidence and alter the crime scene.
Both Malissa Ancona and Jinkerson, Jr., were charged with murder.
On Monday, Frank Ancona’s son posted a message to Facebook, saying, “They have the story, they found the evidence, this was a very violent murder and they tried to cover it up. Thank you for Washington County and St. Francois County for getting the closure my family needed.”
He went on to say that he personally questioned Malissa and PJ (Paul) about his father’s disappearance. He said deputies promised to find him.
“They did end up finding him in a way I feared and absolutely heart broke me,” he wrote.
Ancona’s vehicle was found in a remote area on Friday. He was last seen alive on Wednesday.