ALLEN, Md. (AP) — Wicomico County authorities say the husband of a missing teacher has been found dead in their Allen home.

County Sheriff Mike Lewis says Jesse Davis, 58, was found with a self-inflicted injury about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Davis had been working with Wicomico authorities regarding the disappearance of his 55-year-old wife, Alice Davis, a teacher at Parkside High School in Salisbury. Authorities had gone to the house Wednesday as part of their investigation.

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Jesse Davis reported his wife missing on Monday. He had told investigators that she left their home Sunday evening to go shopping at a Walmart store. Her car was later found in a lot across from a Walmart in Fruitland.

Authorities said Wednesday that the search for Alice Davis has escalated into a criminal investigation.

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