Husband ‘person of interest’ in couple’s disappearance, deputies say

St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputies are looking for a missing 64-year-old Opelousas woman and her husband, who disappeared over the weekend after detectives questioned him on his wife’s whereabouts, officials said.

Sandra Tillett, a 5-foot 6-inch woman who weighs 150 pounds, has possibly been missing for months, Capt. Megan Vizena said. Vizena said Tillett’s out-of-state daughter called sheriff’s deputies recently looking for her mother.

“She stated that she had not spoken to her mother since June 2013, and she was requesting that we go to her residence to check on her,” Vizena said in a news release.

On Saturday deputies spoke to Athur Tillett, 59, at the couple’s home at 499 Carrington Place in Opelousas.

“Arthur Tillett was not truthful to the deputies about his wife’s whereabouts,” Vizena said. “Arthur Tillett has not been seen or heard from since Sunday.”

Investigators have declared Arthur Tillett a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance.

Vizena said Arthur Tillett might be driving a white 1996 Honda Passport that has one door painted blue, and has license plate 1CDRM.

Arthur Tillett is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 210 pounds and has green eyes.

Anyone with information on either person is asked to call the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 948-6516 or St. Landry Crime Stoppers at (337) 948-TIPS.