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Wisconsin man arrested for cold case homicide

LAKE GENEVA (WKOW) — Authorities said a Lake Geneva man has admitted to killing his wife in Missouri 13 years ago.

Police said Keith Comfort, 37, walked into the Lake Geneva Police Department Sunday afternoon and asked to talk with an officer. He said he wanted to talk about a missing person, he then “implicated himself in the death of Megan Nicole Shultz.”

Shultz was last seen August 4, 2006.

According to court documents, Comfort and Shultz got into a fight about a drug deal 13 years ago and it turned physical. Comfort told police he strangled Shultz and when he realized she wasn’t breathing he put her body in a garbage bag and placed the bag in the dumpster at their apartment complex. He filed a missing persons report the next day.

Shultz’s mother, Debra Shultz was always suspicious of her son-in-law when it came to her daughter’s disappearance.

“Keith could smile and put on the charm, but he was a very troubled young man,” Shultz said in a phone interview.

“Keith had it down to an art of lying and smiling.”

Boone County, Missouri prosecutors are now handling the case.

“All cases are unique in one way or another,” Dan Knight, Boone County, MO, prosecuting attorney said.

“This case is an unusual circumstance. But again, it’s a terrible tragedy, and we’re going to do everything we can to make sure that justice is done,”

Comfort is in the Walworth County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

 

Kevin Boughton

Senior executive producer, 27 News

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