Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jacque Waller Case: Estranged Husband "Clay Waller" New Poster Boy in Intimate Partner Homicide?

Rarely do I post a photo of a "person of interest" [pictured above Clay Waller] but I am honoring the wishes of Stan Rawson, the father of missing daughter, sister and mother Jacque Waller.

"I'm gonna make him famous", says the missing daughter's father. Rightfully so, this clever, abusive coward, also a former police officer, turned rent a cop when he was dismissed by a police department, is not only an abuser of the worst kind, he believes he can get away with, in my opinion, murder.

On Tuesday, Stan and Ruby Rawson, along with Monica Caison, founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons, joined the Crime Wire team for the hour to discuss the case.

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In this case, the last person to see Jacque Waller alive is none other than her estranged husband, Clay Waller. After meeting with the divorce attorney, Jacque meets with Clay Waller only because she is told by him that their 5 year old son is with his dad. It turned out to be nothing more than a whopper of a lie. The son was not at Waller's home, matter of fact he was in another state with an individual (a string a many women) he was seeing.

"Cowardly killer," comes to mind when I think about the power and control of a man who promised the mother of his children, the woman whom he vowed to love, honor and cherish, permanently remove her from life because she refused to be a victim of his terrorizing and violent attacks.

The divorce was not about money. The divorce was not about child support payments. The divorce was not about splitting assets from the marriage. Jacque Waller wanted NOTHING but her freedom. Allegedly, he told her, "divorcing me will be your death sentence." According to Jacque's father she was going to pay him a sum of $50,000 once the divorce was final.

I am fully aware that a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This is not about trying Clay Waller in a court of public opinion. And yes, until she is found, the case is currently circumstantial,. by circumstances that Waller himself puts in motion. Jacque Waller enters the halls of loving mother, daughter, friend, sister, now intimate partner homicide casualty.

Clay Waller doesn't help in the search for Jacque over this past weekend. That's okay, the guilty never do. But, what Waller does is drive several times past the searchers, wave, honk his horn loudly, and give those who look in his direction, the finger.( And no he didn't have a spasm) Waller was taunting and flaunting the fact that he was driving around a free man, for the moment anyway. That will change the moment Jacque is found.

There is new evidence. Law enforcement is doing a hell of a job in preparing their case. It should be no surprise that Waller hires a criminal defense attorney with a rather unique and colorful history of abuse in relationships, himself. And just because his charges were dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor had little to do with the serious nature of the crimes, in my expert opinion, and more to do with keeping his law license.

It was an honor this evening to have Mr. Waller and his fan club listen to the live broadcast. Maybe we got through to one of the handful of women he's dating, or the person who has the information about Jacque Waller and where she can be found.

Bottom line, is that the Cue Center will return this weekend and resume searching for Jacque Waller. Anyone with information, is asked to contact either the Cue Center tipline at 910-232-1687. Or law enforcement at 573-243-3151. All information provided is confidential. This means if you know anything, what you provide cannot be traced back to you in anyway.

The sooner we find her, the sooner, another alleged killer will be removed from society so he cannot harm or kill anyone ever again.

Tomorrow at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, the Family of Jacque Waller will be on The Roth Show for the hour.

To listen to the rebroadcast ff the Crime Wire show turn up your volume and it will automatically play at

We also discussed preparing the Abuse video and document for those in violent relationships during show. The explanation and what you or a loved can can do is below.

The Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit

An “Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit" and video has the additional psychological benefit of being forced to face reality and admit that the potential for the ultimate kind of violence exists…and that if it occurs the perpetrator will be held accountable.

The Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit: A Victim’s Voice(c)
Domestic violence or intimate partner victims now are able to provide information, in their own words, about the fears, dangers, experiences they have had at the hands of their abuser. The" Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit" or "EAA" records victim's stories, histories, and experiences which are preserved and stored on their behalf. These videos will provide answers to the many questions, allegations, and fears that arise when a person has disappeared, gone missing, or been found dead.

Recent cases, such as missing mother Susan Powell of Utah, Kelly Rothwell of Florida, and women likeStacyPeterson, where the victim’s police officer husband is the person of interest, is the classic example of the benefits of this type of evidence. If Stacy Peterson, or any woman found murdered or is missing, had done an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit, ON TAPE, from following the information in the “Time’s Up" book on a flash drive, they would be able to describe:

- threats made against her life or wellbeing, including details of how the perpetrator would carry out the threat
- incidents of past abuse that the victim has endured
- admissions or comments made to her about other victims or people abused
- where evidence or weapons would or could be located
- possible alibis that the perpetrator would make up in his defense (including identification of people who could be co-defendant’s or co-suspects)
- portray visible injuries or marks

Just think if we incorporate an effective plan and have it available for every prosecutor, law enforcement, church, family law office and social service agency across the country, lives would be saved. And I wouldn't be writing about women similar to Kathy Brados, killed by a man hell bent on power and control.

Susan Murphy Milano is with the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is an expert on intimate partner violence and homicide crimes. For more information visit

Susan is the author of "Time's Up A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships," available for purchase at the Institute, and wherever books are sold. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" on Here Women Talk is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated The Roth Show with Dr Laurie Roth. Susan is a survivor- the daughter of a police officer family intimate partner homicide by her father who murdered her mother before committing suicide.

1 comment:

Shanna K Moore said...

Thank you Susan, a well written piece. Jacque was a friend of mine from high school. She had the most amazing silent smile, and it was no surprise what a beautiful woman she grew up to be.

I would much rather have had her remain here with us, unknown, then to have her exposed to a nation in this utterly despairable story.

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