ELKRIDGE, Md. (WUSA) - For 21 years, Cindy Fryer says she thought her next-door neighbor was a murderer. On Wednesday night, according to Howard County police, Fryer's suspicions were confirmed.
57-year-old Robert Jarrett is now behind bars, charged with killing his wife Christine back in 1991, and then burying her body in concrete under the floorboards of a backyard tool shed.
"To actually see them bring the body bag out and I knew it was her, I knew they were bringing her out, that was very difficult," Fryer said while choking back tears.
In January 1991, Robert Jarrett reported his wife missing. Cindy Fryer says from the very beginning she was sure that Jarrett had killed Christine.
Police say they, too, suspected Robert Jarrett all along, but never had enough evidence to charge him, and he would not allow them on his property.
But police say Jarrett's second wife recently gave them permission to search the house after Jarrett moved out, and Wednesday night, after 21 years, Christine Jarrett's body was finally found.