Police: Blood on man wanted for questioning in wife's death

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Posted: Apr 04, 2017 5:25 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police say a South Dakota man detained for questioning in the death of his wife had blood on himself when he asked to use a gas station's bathroom just hours after her body was found.

Sioux Falls police say 43-year-old Irving Jumping Eagle was arrested on a warrant Tuesday in the death of 33-year-old Alicia Jumping Eagle. The warrant was on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter. Formal charges are expected Wednesday.

Alicia Jumping Eagle was reported missing Sunday. Her body was found in a Sioux Falls apartment Monday.

Police allege Irving Jumping Eagle had blood on himself while at a gas station Monday afternoon about 300 miles away near Streeter, North Dakota. He was detained Tuesday in eastern South Dakota.