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As pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Frank E. Ray commands the attention of his congregation. But on May 25, Rev. Ray commanded the attention of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
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An elder of a Kansas City church has been arrested in connection to the death of his wife, who was an associate pastor, police said.Authorities in Johnson County, Kansas, on Wednesday charged 30-year-old Robert Lee Harris with first-degree murder in the death of his wife of 18 months, 38-year-old Tanisha Harris.Police say officers on Monday responded to the couple’s Overland Park, Kansas, apartment about a domestic disturbance and returned when Harris reported that his wife was missing.He confessed to playing a role in her disappearance during questioning, police say, and her body was later found in Raymore, Missouri.Tanisha Harris was an associate pastor at Repairers Kansas City, a nondenominational church, The Kansas City Star reports.Pastor Carlton Funderburke described the newlyweds as ‘loving’ and said there were ‘no signs at all’ of trouble.’I’ve cried all that I can,’ Funderburke said on Tuesday.’They were a loving couple. … They were a wonderful newlywed couple.’Funderburke said that he officiated the couple’s wedding in July 2016.Harris is being held on a $1million bond and scheduled to appear in court Thursday. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.Law enforcement officials in Overland Park said on Tuesday that they were called to an apartment at 4pm the day before due to a reported domestic disturbance.When they arrived, they encountered a man alone in his apartment.Several hours later, the same man called police and reported that his wife was missing.Police asked the man a number of questions, during which they grew more suspicious.The man, later identified to be Harris, eventually admitted to police that he played a role in his wife’s disappearance, it was reported.At 2am on Tuesday, police officers from the neighboring towns of Raymore and Belton, Missouri met at the intersection of two streets and cordoned off the area, which became a crime scene.Investigators from Overland Park and Johnson County converged on the area and found the body of Tanisha Harris.Her husband, Robert Lee Harris, was then taken into custody.Authorities declined to comment further on details of the investigation.