Mengqi Ji Elledge was last seen at her residence in Columbia, Missouri, on October 8. Photo: Photo: Columbia Police Department

Chinese woman Mengqi Ji Elledge’s ‘jealous psychopath’ husband is ‘prime suspect’ in her disappearance, US prosecutor says

  • ‘I know you want me to hit you,’ Joseph Elledge can be heard saying in recordings played in court
  • Husband is in custody over child abuse charge involving their one-year-old daughter, and is not allowed any contact with the girl
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Mengqi Ji Elledge was last seen at her residence in Columbia, Missouri, on October 8. Photo: Photo: Columbia Police Department
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Mengqi Ji Elledge was last seen at her residence in Columbia, Missouri, on October 8. Photo: Photo: Columbia Police Department

Missing Chinese woman Mengqi Ji Elledge’s one-year-old daughter at centre of grandparents’ custody battle in US

  • Her parents say they have ‘close relationship’ with their grandchild, while her husband’s mother is also seeking guardianship of girl
  • Joseph Elledge, who is in custody over child abuse charges, has not been charged in wife’s disappearance, though police say they suspect foul play
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Mengqi Ji Elledge was last seen at her residence in Columbia, Missouri, on October 8. Photo: Photo: Columbia Police Department
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