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New details released in murder investigation

Posted at 7:09 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 19:26:10-04

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — Former EKU lecturer Glenn Jackson is charged with murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Ella Jackson, who vanished October 20, 2019.

In two phone conversations with LEX 18's Leigh Searcy last October, Jackson said he believed his wife left on her own. Today we obtained a search warrant filed by Richmond Police just days after Ella Jackson disappeared.

In the warrant, it states police took DNA swabs of blood from a bathroom floor and wall, plus found burnt plaid clothing and zippers in a fire pit.

The warrant also stated more items were found in a Toyota Rav SUV at the home. Some of the items included, gloves, a knife, sandals and "brass knuckles."

In Jackson's arrest citation, officers reported that 'Ella wrote in her diary that she was terrified of her husband. Investigators also documented that Jackson donated Ella's clothing and property weeks after her "disappearance" and was involved in another romantic relationship.

Last Friday, the day of Jackson's arrest, Assistant Richmond Police Chief Rodney Richardson said, "There were several secret messages that Ms. Jackson had recorded of arguments they'd had and Ms. Jackson also told some friends of hers, witnesses that if anything had ever happened to her that her husband would be responsible."

Glenn Jackson was booked in the Madison County Detention Center. Today at his arraignment, a judge refused to lower his $250,000 cash bond, as requested by his attorney.

Jackson's next scheduled court appearance is set for May 6.