Airman confesses to killing Air Force vet still missing in Florida

Tricia Todd

The ex-husband of a missing Air Force veteran and mother has been arrested and charged with her murder.

According to CBS 12, 30-year-old Tricia Todd was reported missing the night of  April 26 of this year, her car keys and purse found inside her car near her residence in Martin County, Florida. Police called off the search for her on May 9th.

Police Investigators travelled to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to question ex-husband Steven Williams about Todd’s disappearance. Investigators say that he volunteered to take a polygraph test and that while the tests were inconclusive, he later confessed to killing her. Williams is a field training instructor with the 372nd Training Squadron.

Steven Williams (Martin County Sheriff's Office)
Steven Williams (Martin County Sheriff’s Office)

A Seymour Johnson AFB spokesman says that “the Air Force is cooperating fully with civil authorities in this case.”

Todd was stationed at Shaw AFB, working in food services until he discharge in 2008.

Williams has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Child Neglect. He is currently being held without bond in the Martin County Jail.

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