Man who drove with murdered wife is part of another tragedy

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A man booked with murder after allegedly stabbing his wife and driving her corpse around for six hours was part of another tragedy in 1983: the disappearance of his toddler son in a Tacoma, Wash., park.

The Courier of Houma reports that Stanley Lee Guidroz, now in the Terrebonne Parish Jail, told police in 1983 that he was in the park with his 2-year-old when he met a man and a woman with a child of similar age.

Guidroz told police he took a walk with the man, leaving the children with the woman. When he and the man returned, the woman and both children were gone. The man soon disappeared as well.

Tacoma police now treat the disappearnce of the child as a cold case. Guidroz, meanwhile, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of his wife.