Katie Lehan. Photo via Frederick County Sheriff's Office on Twitter.

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 37-year-old Middletown resident Thomas Anthony Lehan after discovering the body of his previously missing spouse.

Thomas was the one to report his wife missing on March 23. According to him 34-year-old Kathleen “Katie” Lehan left her house on foot on Sunday afternoon and never came back. She was declared as “Critical missing person”.

Law enforcement spent several days relentlessly looking for Katie with helicopters and search dogs.

Meanwhile, investigators started to notices inconsistencies in Thomas Lehan statements, which led to naming him a person of interest in Katie Lehan’s disappearance. They also searched the house that he and Katie shared, finding evidence that incriminated him further.

Eventually Thomas Lehan provided investigators with Katie’s location on March 26. Her body was found a creek bed in a wooded area off of Burkittsville Road. The cause of death is currently undetermined.

Thomas Lehan is now arrested, charged with first-degree murder and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

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