Gerald and Alice Uden, an elderly married couple arrested for killing their former spouses have been with each over for over 30 years and it appears that they knew each other at the time of at least one of the murders.
They kept a low profile in rural Missouri, enjoying their twilight years and were well-liked by their neighbors.
They seemed normal.
But they shared a terrible secret.
They both killed their former spouses in Wyoming and were each arrested on Sept., 27.
Before his marriage to Alice Uden, 74, he was married to Virginia Uden and had adopted her two sons, Reagan Cordell and Richard Loren.
Virginia Uden, 32, and her sons, who were ages 12 and 10, disappeared after leaving her mother’s house in Lander, Wyo, on September 12, 1980.
They were on their way to meet the now 71-year-old Gerald Uden to go hunting but never arrived.
The car they were driving in, a 1973 Station Wagon, was later located on Oct., 4, that same year.
It had been vandalized and a small amount of blood, believed to belong to Virginia Uden was found.
To this day, their bodies have never been recovered.
After his arrest, Uden cut a plea deal.
He waived extradition to Wyoming and confessed to the triple homicide in exchange for life in prison.
Alice Uden was formerly married to Ronald Holtz.
Holtz was last seen in December 1974.
He was 25-years old at the time of his disappearance.
His skeletal remains were found in August 2013 in an abandoned mine shaft at a Ranch located between Cheyenne and Laramie Wyo.
It is believed that Alice Uden shot Holtz in the head.
Authorities have questioned Uden in the past after receiving tips that she confessed to murdering Holtz.
According to the unnamed witness, Wyoming News reports that Uden admits to shooting Holtz in the head with a 22-caliber rifle while he was sleeping, wrapping his body in a cardboard barrel and dumping the barrel in an abandoned mine shaft.
The same mine shaft where his body was recovered from.
It is unclear why it took so many years before the mine shaft was excavated.
Alice Uden waived extradition and has been charged with first degree murder.
At his sentencing on Nov., 1, Uden said that Viginia Uden was trying to split him and Alice up.
In many cases a life sentence does not necessarily mean that a person will spend their rest of their natural life in prison.
In this case, however, the elderly married couple arrested for killing their former spouses will both most certainly die in prison.