A Hutto ISD teacher who was last seen on February 19, may have been murdered by her own husband.

According to a report from KVUE, Julie Marie Hall, 47, failed to log in to her virtual classroom on February 22. Hall's coworker reported her unusual absence to authorities, who decided to visit her residence for a welfare check.

Local officials arrived at the residence that Julie shares with her husband, Travis Hall, where he told investigators that Julie was in New Braunfels for the weekend visiting her sister. Julie's sister however, told investigators that she never came to visit that weekend.

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Travis Hall is said to have been untruthful about his whereabouts before and after his wife's disappearance. Mr. Hall claimed to be working the weekend she went missing, but his employer stated that he was off that weekend. Authorities also located a wrench with blood stains, which Mr. Hall claims to use in his plumbing work.

Hall told authorities that he went to Houston for a plumbing job, but later admitted that he went to visit a woman who he was having an affair with. That same day, Mr. Hall can be seen on H-E-B video surveillance using his wife's debit card.

Investigators returned to search the Hall residence again on February 22. This time authorities found a letter Mr. Hall had wrote to his wife's children that stated, "I'm sorry! I killed your mother in her sleep." The letter later detailed, "she would never leave me" and "it was quick she did not suffer anymore."

Mr. Hall told police that the letter was a part of a book he was writing.

Forensic investigators also found blood stains in the bedroom.

Mr. Hall was arrested that same day for two counts of tampering with or fabricating evidence in relation to the investigation. Travis Hall is currently incarcerated in the Williamson County Jail on a $500,000-per-charge bond.

Jail records indicated Hall remained in the Williamson County Jail Tuesday.


 

In other news, a woman reported missing in Mississippi is reportedly safe after she walked into a Texas police station Tuesday morning.

According to KSLA-TV, 32-year-old Rachael Ann Wallace of Southaven, Mississippi was reported missing by her mother back on February 26. Later that day, Wallace was captured on surveillance footage at a Walmart in Longview, Texas, and the next day she was spotted at a Walmart in Carthage and a Quality Inn in the same town.

The Panola County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday morning, March 2 that Wallace entered the Nacogdoches Police Department after a convenience store clerk recognized her from a missing person report. Wallace spoke with officers and said her disappearance had been voluntary.

Police did not release further information, but KLTV-TV reports that Nacogdoches police were facilitating a reunion between Wallace and her family.

 

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