Missing woman's husband arrested

October 16, 2008 5:06:09 AM PDT
Police in St. Maarten have arrested the husband of a missing Southern California woman on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance. Prosecutor Taco Stein says Frank Cordes was taken into custody in the Dutch territory on Tuesday and is considered a suspect. Cordes has not been charged with any crime.

Stein declined Wednesday to give more details. He did not say what prompted the arrest nearly 10 months after the disappearance of Leta Lynn Cordes, of Mission Viejo, California.

Frank Cordes has told police he last saw his 49-year-old wife when she went to a hotel to gamble after a night of drinking. The hotel says she never arrived.

Extensive searches have turned up no sign of the missing woman.

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