WAYNESBORO (AP) — A Wayne County couple have pleaded not guilty to murder in the disappearance of their son’s fiance and mother of their grandchild.

Steven Ray Beersdorf Sr. and Sylvia Beersdorf were arraigned Tuesday in Waynesboro on charges of first-degree murder of 21-year-old Rosemary Goggins.

The Times-Daily of Florence, Ala., reported Steven Beersdorf waived his right to a preliminary hearing. One for his wife was scheduled for today.

The couple’s son — Steven Beersdorf Jr. — is a member of the Tennessee National Guard and is scheduled to be deployed to Iraq. Goggins had been living with the elder Beersdorfs along with her 11-month-old son at their home near Clifton while the Guardsman was training at Camp Shelby, Miss.

A search of the Tennessee River for Goggins’ body was interrupted Tuesday by windy weather.

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