Crossville man charged with first degree murder in wife's death

Posted at 8:28 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 21:28:44-04

CUMBERLAND CO., Tenn. (WTVF) — A Crossville man is charged with killing his wife Sunday morning, following a TBI investigation.

Officials say Crossville Police responded to a Village Lane apartment complex after receiving a hang-up 911 call. Officers found the body of Sante Cecilia Amrvocio Mendez in a wooded area behind the complex. She and her husband, Rony Noe Ambrocio Cruz, lived there.

A joint investigation led officers to charge Cruz with first degree murder in this case. He's being held without bond.