• Former Centralia man missing in Wisc., believed murdered

    by  • November 21, 2013 • News

    A former Centralia man most recently living in Fond du Lac, Wisc., has been missing for three weeks and still hasn’t been found, even while his wife, also a former Centralia resident, is being held in jail with her sister.

    Timothy J. Nance

    Timothy J. Nance

    Fond du Lac police say they believe Timothy Nance was murdered. However, they are still trying to find his body. When Fox 11 asked police to explain what led to the arrests, police would only say.

    “We had a significant development in the last 24 hours here,” said Assistant Chief Steve Klein, Fond du Lac Police Department.

    Police still won’t say why the women were arrested.

    According to Fond du Lac TV station Fox 11, no one has seen 37-year-old Timothy Nance since November 1. Fond du Lac authorities say they believe Nance is dead. Nance’s wife Eve and sister-in-law Tina Ewell are in jail, accused of hiding Nance’s body.

    Nance was reported missing four days after he was last seen.

    And with the deer hunt set to start Saturday, Klein put out a plea to hunters to be on the lookout.

    “We are asking hunters, people that might be out walking in the woods, obviously if you see anything suspicious to contact our local law enforcement agency,” said Klein.

    Authorities say Eve Nance and Ewell won’t make an initial court appearance until next week at the earliest.

    Normally, bail must be set within three days of an arrest. However, prosecutors say they will file a motion to keep the women longer.

    Timothy J. Nance and a then Eve Stidham were involved in a parentage act case in Marion County in 1994, while both were still residents of Centralia.