A man from Texas was arrested and charged when police found his missing wife dead after months. According to police, the 40-year-old Andre M. allegedly killed his wife and tried to hide the body. He covered the body with the remains of a dead cow.

Andre is now charged with the murder of his missing wife. “The human remains appeared to have been covered with wood and bones from a nearby deceased cow and set on fire,” authorities said.

At a news conference, the County Sheriff said Andre’s eight-year-old autistic daughter may have witnessed her mother’s death. “I am still of the belief this little girl witnessed at least some things in connection with the death of her mom,” he added. The motive for the murder remains unknown.

Andre, who was charged with first-degree murder, had been charged with tampering with evidence in connection with his wife’s case. At the time of his recent arrest, he was on house detention with a GPS monitor.

During the investigation, investigators discovered that Andre had allegedly purchased a shovel, an axe, a hatchet, heavy-duty large plastic bags, gloves, and two five-gallon gas cans a few days after his wife was reported missing. The items were found inside his Porsche Macan which was parked outside the family’s home.

In a search of the home, deputies also found a red stain on a light switch in the master bathroom and a burn pile in the backyard that was allegedly used to destroy papers, the affidavit states.

After his wife disappeared, Andre initially told deputies that his wife was being treated at the local hospital but later claimed he didn’t know where she was and that they had an argument the night before she vanished, the affidavit states.

Police found a woman’s remains six miles away from her home when the owner of the 50-acre property asked a friend to remove two cow skulls.

“When he went to where he knew one of the skulls was located, he found what appeared to him to be a human skull and bones,” according to the affidavit.

The remains were “co-mingled” with the remains of the cow, the affidavit states. Her body was also covered with wood and set on fire.