Arizona man arrested in Washington in wife's disappearance

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Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested in Washington state in connection with the disappearance of his wife more than three decades ago. (Source: Chandler Police Department) Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested in Washington state in connection with the disappearance of his wife more than three decades ago. (Source: Chandler Police Department)
Chandler police say 22-year-old Donna Mae Jokumsen was last seen on July 5, 1987. (Source: Chandler Police Department) Chandler police say 22-year-old Donna Mae Jokumsen was last seen on July 5, 1987. (Source: Chandler Police Department)
Kevin Jokumsen. (Source: Chandler Police Department) Kevin Jokumsen. (Source: Chandler Police Department)
CHANDLER, AZ (AP) -

Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested in Washington state in connection with the disappearance of his wife more than three decades ago.

Chandler police announced Wednesday that Kevin Jokumsen is being held in the King County Jail awaiting extradition to Arizona.

[PDF: Original police report on disappearance of Donna Jokumsen]

They say Jokumsen was arrested on Aug. 31 by Auburn police on suspicion of second-degree murder.

He was indicted in the case earlier this year.

Chandler police say 22-year-old Donna Mae Jokumsen was last seen on July 5, 1987.

[RELATED: Police seek information about Chandler woman's disappearance in 1987]

Two days earlier, she telephoned her father in Washington state to say she was returning home with her two children but she never arrived.

She was reported missing on July 11, 1987.

Chandler police went at the family's home and found then 23-year-old Kevin Jokumsen and both children.

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