Man Confesses To Murder In Lycoming County Missing Person Case

The ex-boyfriend of a woman who went missing nearly 16 years ago in Lycoming County has confessed to murder. 49-year-old Jade Babcock was arrested Tuesday for the abuse of a corpse in connection with human remains found in a storage facility in Philadelphia. Initially, Babcock has been charged with abuse of a corpse, but according to authorities, Babcock has confessed to the killing of 37-year-old Brenda Jacobs who went missing in December of 2003 from Montoursville. However, she wasn’t reported missing until 2013. Authorities are now investigating whether severed legs found in the Susquehanna River near Williamsport earlier this year are from Jacobs. Homicide charges against Babcock are expected from the Lycoming County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.