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Was Missing Newlywed Ryan Bunnel Crow Pregnant Before Alleged Murder?

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PRUNEDALE, Calif. (CBS) Jesse Crow pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the murder of his missing newlywed wife, Ryann Bunnell Crow, who disappeared three weeks ago in the California agricultural town of Salinas. She was reported missing after not showing up for her father's birthday and being AWOL from work at a flower shop.

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Those close to the investigation say Ryann had recently told relatives she thought she was pregnant, according to CBS affiliate KION.

Police won't know if that is the case until her body is recovered.

Jesse Crow is being held on $3 million bail.

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Salinas police, who are handling the investigation because Ryann Crow was living with her sister there, have indicated they have blood and DNA evidence supporting their contention that Jesse Crow killed his wife, but they have not said where the blood was found.

Photo: Ryann Bunnell Crow.

PICTURES: Missing Newlywed Ryann Bunnell Crow

There is a substantial, tremendous amount of circumstantial evidence," said District Attorney Dean Flippo, adding that Ryann Crow's family was notified before the decision to charge Crow with murder was announced.

Jesse Crow's alleged girlfriend, Summer Donovan, has also been named as a person of interest in the case. Donovan was with Jesse Crow when he was arrested last week in Pacific Grove, police told KION.

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