LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chef on trial Tuesday for his wife’s murder told sheriff’s investigators that they couldn’t find his wife’s body because he had cooked it for four days in boiling water until little was left but her skull.

Los Angeles Superior Court jurors heard David Viens make the statements in a recorded interview with sheriff’s investigators that was played in court during his murder trial.

“I just slowly cooked it and I ended up cooking her for four days,” Viens could be heard saying on the recording, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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