Oct 4, 1995, Monfils Homicide: Monfils Widow describes search pg 1

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Oct 4, 1995, Monfils Homicide: Monfils Widow describes search pg 1 - The Monfils trial , Widow describes search By...
The Monfils trial , Widow describes search By Anne Klemm Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Tom Monfils' widow this morning morning told jurors what she went through the weekend her husband died at the James River paper mill. In sometimes tearful testimony, Susan Monfils described a frantic search for her husband after she learned he was reported missing on the job early Nov. 21. 1992. That included her running into the mill that night to search on her own. Her search ended Nov. 22, 1992, when police told her that her husband's husband's body turned up in a paper pulp vat at the mill. She broke into sobs at that point in her testimony. Susan Monfils testified she didn't didn't know at the time he disappeared disappeared that her husband had called police to report co-worker co-worker co-worker Keith Kutska for planning to steal an extension cord. Prosecutors say that call was the beginning of events that led to Tom Monfils death. Kutska and five others are on trial on charges of being party to Monfils' death. She testified she didn't know why her husband of 12 years would disappear from his job on a day Monfils that seemed like j(jow on any other. stand today The night before he disappeared, Tom Monfils took the couple's two children children rollerskating, and the couple planned to go to a movie the next day after both worked. But at about 9 a.m., their daughter daughter called Susan Monfils at work, saying someone at the mill called to say that Monfils wasn't at work. "I was like, 'What do you mean, your dad's not at work? He's always at work,' " she testified. She said she called the mill, then went there herself. A guard stopped her from going inside, saying saying "Mrs. Monfils, you can't go in the mill; you'll get hurt." A guard later said something about Kutska being a bully. She stayed inside the guardhouse guardhouse before being called to human resources director Jack Yusko's office. While she waited, she looked around the offices. "I'll search the part of the mill that I can search," Monfils testified she was thinking at the time. Afterward, she went to police to file a missing persons report, thinking thinking that Monfils would be "embarassed or mad at me because I overreacted," she said. There she learned about and listened listened to the tape of her husband reporting Kutska for planning to steal the cord. Jul Please see MonfilsA-2 MonfilsA-2 MonfilsA-2

Clipped from Green Bay Press-Gazette04 Oct 1995, WedMain EditionPage 1

Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, Wisconsin)04 Oct 1995, WedMain EditionPage 1
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