JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man accused in southwest Louisianaof killing his first wife reportedly kept surgical saws in a secret compartment in his car.

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger says that's in a police statement by an ex-wife of 74-year-old Felix Vail, who is charged with killing Mary Vail in 1962 in Calcasieu Parish. He's being investigated in two disappearances — his common-law wife Sharon Hensley in 1973, and his wife Annette in 1984.

The newspaper obtained a copy of the ex-wife's statement to Tupelo police and Calcasieu Assistant District Attorney Hugo Holland.

Holland says he now wonders whether there could be victims authorities know nothing about.

Vail's attorney, Ben Cormier, did not immediately return email and phone messages Sunday from The Associated Press. He has said earlier he cannot talk about Vail.


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