Timeline of Joseph Elledge case
Last time Mengqi Ji was seen inside her home.
5 a.m. - Joseph Elledge woken up by his child crying, Ji was gone.
9:05 a.m. - Elledge texts his mother happy birthday, doesn't mention Ji's disappearance.
11:06 a.m. - Elledge texts classmate that he can't work on project, doesn't give explanation.
Boone County Prosecutor Dan Knight names Elledge the main suspect in Ji's disappearance.
Ji's family holds vigil for missing mother.
9 a.m. - Friend of Ji's come to house, Joseph calls Ji's mother and says her daughter is missing.
3:35 p.m. - Elledge reports Ji missing to CPD.
Motion filed for change of judge.
Elledge charged with second count of child abuse charge.
Authorities start search of Lamine River in Cooper County.
Elledge pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges.
Elledge's Attorney files motion to change trial venue.
Knight objects to motion to dismiss charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
Elledge's child abuse trial moved to April 6.
Court rules jury in Elledge's child abuse trial will come from Warren County.
Oct. 2019- Feb. 2020
Officers serve search warrant at Elledge's residence.
Joseph Elledge arrested.
Elledge charged with child abuse.
CPD asks hunters for help searching for missing mother.
K-9 crews search Lamine River.
SONAR boat scanned Lamine River bottom.
Boone County Judge denies motion to dismiss child endangerment charge.