POSTED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 1:34pm
Mandeville, La (NBC33) — Calvin Jefferson, 41, turned himself in to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office on a Second-Degree Murder charge of his ex-wife.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office found the body of Nicole Veade Jefferson, 31, on May 6. She had been missing since April 29.
According to WDSU, the Sheriff's Office said Jefferson's body was found after 5:00 p.m. on I-12 at the 59 mile marker, near the Highway 21 exit.
Investigators began to suspect foul play on Wednesday after Calvin Jefferson's statements contradicted information gathered from other sources.
Calvin Jefferson had previous arrests while the couple was together – he was arrested on charges of domestic abuse battery three times.