April 20, 2022

Columbia husband arrested, charged with killing wife

Therese Apel

A man has been arrested on a murder charge in Columbia.

Police say on Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., investigators arrested Ellis John Peavy, 36, of Columbia, AKA John Ellis Peavy, for the murder of his wife Patricia L. Peavy, 68 of Columbia.

Earlier that day, at around 10:14 a.m., Columbia’s patrol units were dispatched to the 400 block of McNeese Street in reference to an unresponsive female. Once officers arrived on scene, they found Patricia Peavy’s body.

CPD’s Major Crimes Bureau determined that homicide was the probable cause of Peavy’s death. After looking into it further, officers arrested Ellis John Peavy for his wife’s death.

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