Montgomery County Man Who Reported Wife Missing Now Charged in Her Death

A Maryland man is accused of killing his wife, whom he reported missing last week. 

Jean Jocelin Pierre, 46, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Nerlande Foreste, Montgomery County Police said. Prosecutors say he has admitted to killing Foreste and told police they wouldn't find her body. 

Police say Pierre killed his wife and tried to hide the crime by renting and using a carpet cleaning machine before reporting her missing. Court records say Foreste told a cousin just before her disappearance that her husband had threatened to kill her. 

In an Aug. 25 posting on the Montgomery County Police Department's website, police said Foreste was missing and had been last seen Aug. 21 at her home on Rothbury Lane in Montgomery Village. Police say the investigation into Foreste's disappearance revealed inconsistencies in Pierre's account of events.

"Pierre later made statements indicating that he had murdered Foreste," police said in a release on the department's website.

It's unclear if Foreste's body has been found.

Pierre's attorney, Sean McKee, says his client has no criminal history and works at a facility that cares for people with dementia.

Pierre was ordered held without bond Thursday.

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