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Fisherman charged in wife's lake killing despite no body

Fisherman charged in wife's lake killing despite no body

A commercial fisherman's story about his wife disappearing into the depths of Lake Erie on a boating trip isn't adding up, and Pennsylvania authorities say they know why. They believe Christopher Leclair is the one who put her there.

Leclair is jailed on a charge of criminal homicide in Erie County in the presumed death of Karen Leclair, his wife of nearly 26 years.

Her body has not been found since Leclair reported she fell overboard from his commercial fishing boat June 11. State police say dock surveillance cameras show Leclair left on his boat alone that day, but that his wife was on board the day before — yet didn't return with him.

Leclair's attorney isn't commenting on the apparent discrepancy, but says his client "asserts his innocence."