Prescott-area man has been arrested in wife's disappearance

Posted at 2:45 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 21:09:01-04

A Prescott-area man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife who authorities believe may be dead.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say 55-year-old David Pagniano was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder.

He's been booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on a $2 million bond. It's unclear if Pagniano has a lawyer.

Sheriff's deputies took a missing person report Sunday on 39-year-old Sandra Pagniano, who hasn't been seen since last Friday.

Investigators say the couple is separated but living together in a house outside Prescott.

Their two children -- ages 8 and 12 -- are under monitored care.

Sheriff's detectives say they developed information that Sandra Pagniano may have been harmed or killed by her husband and undisclosed evidence led to his arrest.