An autopsy on 35-year-old Tracy Tribble finds the Council Bluffs woman’s face had been fractured by an unknown object, but police aren’t yet calling it a murder case. Officials say they’re still waiting for the full autopsy report and they are not calling the death a homicide, though they say Tribble’s husband is a “person of interest.”
Stan Tribble was charged earlier this month with assaulting his wife during an incident in April. Stan Tribble says the couple had been fighting lately, but it was always verbal, not physical. Stan Tribble says he last saw Tracy on the morning of May Third. When he returned from work at the end of the day, the woman’s car was still in the driveway, and her wedding ring and cell phone were inside the house, but she was gone.
Tracy Tribble’s body was pulled from the Missouri River May 19th. Authorities have searched the Tribble’s home and two cars, looking for possible D-N-A evidence of a struggle.