After his wife’s disappearance, Bill Korzon allegedly forged documents, lied to investigators and perjured himself in court to make it look like his wife was still alive, the criminal complaint said.
Bill Korzon is also accused of trying to hire someone to kill one of the law enforcement officers who investigated Gloria Korzon’s disappearance, according to the complaint.
Police said there is still investigative work to be done in the case, so they are releasing limited information.
Gloria Korzon's brother, Ralph Kidder, told The Associated Press the arrest has given the family hope.
"It's been a long time waiting to have justice," Kidder said. "Until we find out what happened and where she is, it's still not going to be put to rest. This is a step in the right direction, but until we absolutely know, it's still not over."
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 26.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.