Legislature Candidate Investigated for Former Wife's Disappearance

Legislature Candidate Investigated for Former Wife's Disappearance

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- California police are investigating a Libertarian candidate for the Utah House of Representatives for the 1985 disappearance of his former wife.

The Concord Police Department told The Salt Lake Tribune that 66-year-old Jule A. Caylor is considered "a person of interest."

Yesterday, Caylor claimed he was innocent, saying he won't pull out of the race.

The executive director of the state Libertarian hadn't heard of the investigation, but said he wouldn't discourage the candidate from running, saying he had not been charged with a crime.

Concord police say Caylor is the last person reported to have seen his wife, Dottie, the day she disappeared in 1985.

Caylor said his marriage was sound but that wife was mentally "unstable." He said he was engaged to another woman six months before her disappearance.

The Concord police told the Tribune they are investigating whether Caylor poured a concrete patio in his backyard shortly after his wife disappeared, as was reported in The Contra Costa Times.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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