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UPDATE: Anita Bucki's body found, husband in custody

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LINCOLN COUNTY (WAOW) -

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the human remains found late last week in Taylor County are that of Anita Bucki.

In a news release, sheriff's officials say Bucki's husband, Mark Bucki, has been taken into custody in this case.

Authorities say immediate family has been contacted about this new information.

Anita Bucki, 48, was reported missing by her husband on Friday, April 26. He told authorities he talked to his wife Thursday night at their home on Wegner Road in the Town of Corning before going to sleep early in the morning. He said he woke up around 5:00 a.m. Friday and she was nowhere to be found.

Lincoln County Sheriff's officials said Anita left all of her personal belongings including her car, purse, and cell phone at the home.

But a friend of Anita Bucki, Julie Zietlow, told Newsline 9 Bucki hadn't been living in her home in the Town of Corning for about two weeks. She said Bucki lived with her son in Minnesota and most recently lived with Zietlow in Wausau.

Bucki's brother, Cliff Brown, also told Newsline 9 that Bucki had not been living at the home in Corning.

Zietlow said the last time she saw Bucki was the night before she went missing. She said Bucki was packing up her belongings to move back to her Town of Corning home. Zietlow said she didn't hear from Bucki after that.

Lincoln County Sheriff's officials said at the time of Anita Bucki's disappearance that they did not suspect foul play, and that Mark Bucki was not a suspect in his wife's disappearance.

Now, officials say Mark Bucki will be charged with his wife's murder. According to the Lincoln County jail inmate information system, Bucki is being held in Lincoln County jail on four counts including two counts of intentional homicide and one of hiding a corpse.

The human remains confirmed to be that of Anita Bucki were found Friday near Medford.

Larry Sprotte said he and his wife found what they first thought was a pile of clothes while walking near their home. When they got a closer look and saw human remains, they called police.

"It didn't make any sense to me why anybody would throw something that far back in the woods, you know, off the road," said Sprotte.

After investigating, Lincoln County Sheriff's officers now confirm those remains are those of Anita Bucki. They say they will not release any further details about this case right now, but they plan to hold a news conference Tuesday morning.

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