Warren County Man Due in Court for Cold Case Murder

Mar 3, 2014

Leland Neal
Credit Warren County Regional Jail

A Warren County man under indictment 16 years later for allegedly murdering his wife is due in court Monday morning. 

Leland Neal was in a Mexican jail earlier this month, accused of taking part in an armed robbery.  That’s when authorities there learned he was wanted in the U.S. 

Neal fled to Mexico in 2008 and a warrant was issued last year, charging him in the death of his estranged wife Carol Neal in 1998.  At the time, the couple was in the middle of a divorce. 

Her body was never found, but a portion of her skull was located in the Daniel Boone National Forest in 2003. 

A Warren County grand jury indicted Leland Neal last Wednesday on a murder charge.  The following day, he was returned to Warren County from Mexico.  He's being held on more than one million dollars bond.