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Missing Mail-Order Bride Found Dead

December 31, 2000

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) _ A body found in a shallow grave near the Tulalip Indian Reservation in northwest Washington was identified Saturday as a mail-order bride from Kyrgyzstan who hadn’t been seen since September.

The woman’s American husband of two years was arrested Friday for investigation of first-degree murder. He remained in Snohomish County Jail on Saturday without bail.

Anastasia Soloveva King, 20, was 39-year-old Indle King Jr.’s second mail-order bride, The Herald of Everett reported Saturday. Her decomposed body was identified by the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office, and an autopsy was planned for Tuesday to determine how she died.

Police said officers were led to the body by an anonymous phone tip.

Friends and family reported Anastasia King missing in September when she didn’t return after a three-week visit to her parents in Kyrgyzstan, part of the former Soviet Union.

Indle King, who lives in Mountlake Terrace, told police he and his wife had argued in the airport in Moscow and she told him she planned to stay in Russia.

But investigators say both returned to the United States on the same flight and passed through Customs one minute apart.

Indle King told police he didn’t know she was on the flight.

He filed for divorce on Aug. 21. According to court documents, he claimed his wife was hiding from him to avoid being served with divorce papers and being deported.

Court documents say Anastasia King claimed she was the victim of domestic violence and had taken steps to obtain a divorce.

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