JAMUL–Authorities arrested the husband for the alleged murder of his wife whose body was found along a hiking path in Jamul in 2016.
San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives, the Maryland State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 49-year-old Winnie Perry in Goldsboro, Maryland. Perry was booked into the Talbot County Jail in Easton Maryland on an arrest warrant for murder.
On December 30, 2016, co-workers reported 49-year-old Melissa Whitby missing. Her husband, reported that his wife had left their home in the 17100 block of Skyline Truck Trail in Jamul, the night before on December 29, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Rich Williams.
Whitby’s body was found along a hiking path in the 15800 block of Skyline Truck Trail in Jamul.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined his wife sustained trauma to her body and her death was the result of a murder. Evidence gathered over the course of the yearlong investigation linked her husband to the alleged murder of his wife.