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A slain KKK leader and his wife were arguing over a divorce before he was shot

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UPDATE 1:55 p.m. Feb. 13: 

Prosecutors believe that an eastern Missouri KKK leader was shot by his stepson after he was allegedly arguing with his wife over a divorce, CBS News reported.

A family that was fishing about 80 miles southwest of St. Louis found the corpse on Saturday.

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. Feb. 13:

Frank Ancona's wife, 44-year-old Malissa Ancona, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with his death and is being held without bond at the St. Francois County Jail, ABC News reports. 

Malissa Ancona's 24-year-old son, Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr., was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse. Authorities say he is also being held without bond. 


UPDATE 12:06 p.m. Feb. 13:

Frank Ancona's wife Malissa is being held in jail after her husband was found dead, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. She has not been charged. 

UPDATE 9:12 a.m. Feb. 13:

An autopsy determined that Frank Ancona died of a gunshot wound to the head, the Park Hills Daily Journal reported. 

A leader of the Ku Klux Klan was found near a river in Missouri on Saturday, days after being reported missing.

Frank Ancona, 51, was an imperial wizard of the KKK, The Kansas City Star reports. His body was found by a family that was fishing at Missouri's Big River near Belgrade. 

Ancona was reported missing on Thursday after a U.S. Forest Service employee found his car on a service road. 

So far, no one has been charged in ANcona's death, but Washington County Sheriff Zach Jacobsen said "that may change tomorrow." 

Ancona had posted KKK recruitment videos to his YouTube channel. He was also profiled in a domestic terrorism series by the Star.

His wife Malissa said he was leaving the state for work, but that he would file for divorce when he returned. All of his guns were missing, the Daily Journal reports.

Many observers wanted to ensure Ancona's KKK ties were well known.

Many observers weren't exactly sympathetic.

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