Husband of deceased woman charged in her death

Kenneth Wayne Peters,  50, of Bessemer was arraigned this afternoon in Gogebic County District Court in connection with the disappearance and death of his wife.  Peters is charged with (3) felony counts.

79 year old wife Ethel Grzena/Peters was last seen in early August.  Her body was found August 13th.

Peters is charged with:   First Degree Murder/Multiple Theories (Penalty – Life without parole),   Vulnerable Adult Abuse – Second Degree (Penalty – 4 years and/or $5,000.00), and  Murder in the Second Degree (Penalty – Life or any term of years.)

Bond for Peters has been denied and he remains lodged in the Gogebic County Jail.

The investigation is continuing by officers from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police.