WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) -- Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer said two arrests have been made in the Terri Sullivan case.
Investigators believe Terri Sullivan's burned remains were found in Mobile County in late March about two months after she disappeared from her home in Tibbie. They are still waiting for a forensics lab to confirm that it was her body found.
"This is one of the best days in my 40 years of law enforcement being able to solve this case," Sheriff Stringer said.
Sheriff Stringer said the victim's husband and his ex-wife were arrested just after noon Thursday in Mobile County. Samuel Sullivan and Jenny Sullivan are currently charged with capital murder and first-degree kidnapping.
The sheriff said it was one of the most bizarre cases he has worked on.
"They were in the process of getting a divorce and of course we went back and looked at some of the reasons why they were getting a divorce," Sheriff Stringer said. "That led us to believe they were very strong suspects."
Jenny Sullivan is being held in the Washington County Jail. Investigators do not want the suspects held in the same facility, so Samuel Sullivan will be held in the Clarke County Jail.
"We have trustees, who's to say they wouldn't get a note and slip it to the other," Sheriff Stringer said. "Any communication that is done we want to know about it."
Terri Sullivan disappeared early in the morning on Sunday, January 20. That day, investigators said her bracelet and cell phone with drops of blood on it were found on the road she lived on, but she and her car were gone.
Sullivan’s burned car and human remains were found in Mobile County on March 28. Investigators said the car had been in the wooded area for months, probably since Sullivan went missing.
Family members did not want to go on camera on Thursday, but Terri's daughter, Shawnee Taylor, spoke with FOX10 News in February.
"My mom is my best friend. There's no secrets between us. I know everything about her and she knows everything about me. We did everything together," she said.
Sheriff Stringer said the family seemed happy with the news, but was also emotional.
The sheriff said they have a lot of evidence, but he said he could not say what what kind of proof they have that the two are responsible.