Allen Prue and his wife strangled the single mother while her 2 year old son watched the whole thing!
The couple accused of strangling Vermont teacher Melissa Jenkins lured her from her home by telling her their vehicle had broken down and they needed help, court documents state.
Allen Prue, 30, and his wife, Patricia Prue, 33, allegedly strangled the well-loved science teacher and dumped her body in a river, according to the documents, while her 2-year-old son was in the car.
No clear motive was given, however the documents stated Allen Prue told police he wanted to "get a girl" on Sunday night, according to the Associated Press. Prue had allegedly asked Jenkins out in the past.
"They knew Ms. Jenkins and had snow plowed her driveway a few years ago," State Police Maj. Ed Ledo said.
A search warrant is being executed at the Prues' home.
Allen Prue also worked as a newspaper delivery man for the Caledonian Record. The newspaper reported that Prue arrived an hour late for his shift on Sunday night, around the same time Jenkins vanished.
The body of Jenkins, 33, from St. Johnsbury, Vt., was found on a dark Vermont road Sunday night. Her SUV was found running with her 2-year-old son Ty inside.
Jenkins' vehicle was recovered Sunday evening near signs of a struggle after a friend who had been looking for the mother contacted the police.
Residents of the town of fewer than 8,000 people, which sits roughly 40 miles from the Canadian border, were stunned after her disappearance and the discovery of the body.
"We hope these arrests bring some closure to the family and friends of Melissa Jenkins," Lemos said.