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No bond for Fairfax County husband charged in wife's murder

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FAIRFAX, Va. -

A husband charged with murdering his missing wife will stay behind bars. On Monday, a judge denied bond to Caleb Crew. He was arrested over the weekend after his wife's body was found in the Occoquan River.

The 25-year-old appeared in court for the first time charged with her murder. The couple's reported problems continue to unravel with new details emerging from friends and family. Still, they say Crew loved his wife and don't believe he could kill her.

"I don't believe he had a history of violence," said his brother Owen Crew.

Caleb Crew was a decorated Marine who served nearly eight years, including a deployment to Afghanistan. When his wife, Andrea, went missing, Crew's family says he asked people to pray for her. It is hard for them to fathom he is capable of murder.

"Caleb has always had a strong love for his family, a strong sense of values," his brother said.

Signs of a troubled marriage have emerged. Neighbors said they were in court last week on a domestic violence charge.

In denying bond to Crew, a Fairfax County District Judge noted that he had been in front of the court before. His brother said it stemmed from a fight the couple had in the last month.

"He was locked out of the house,” said Owen Crew. β€œHe got upset about it. I believe he splashed oil on her, but that's all I know.”

The coupled lived in a home in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Police say 32-year-old Andrea Crew was last seen getting out of her Jeep near a bank on Cherokee Avenue Wednesday.

Her body was pulled from the Occoquan River Saturday morning and her husband Caleb charged with murder later that same day.

His best friend says they all loved Andrea and can't believe it.

"I don't think he had anything to do with it. I think he's innocent," said Mannie Rahman who came to support Caleb Crew in court.

Andrea Crew worked as a parental counselor and had an online job as a Spanish language coach for Rosetta Stone. The company issued a statement saying they are saddened and that "Andrea was a terrific teacher and a respected colleague and she will be missed. Our hearts go out to her family and friends."

Family and friends say the couple met while working together at a company and quickly married. Andrea was from Columbia and did not have any family in the United States. They had two children, a 4-year-old and 11-month-old. Crew's brother says the family is now working with Fairfax County family services to get custody of the children.

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