Waynesboro, VA -- Thomas Tait, the Waynesboro man charged with killing his wife in a West Virginia forest in 2002, pleaded guilty on Monday in a West Virginia court to second degree murder.
Tait will serve 30 years in prison for the death of his wife, Karen.
Karen's body was found in the Greenbrier State Forest in 2002. Her body wasn't identified until last fall.
Thomas was arrested in summer 2012 facing charges of child pornography in the city of Waynesboro.
Police asked Thomas about his wife's whereabouts after his arrest. Thomas told police he thought Karen went back to her home country of the Philippines.
Agencies around the world have worked to solve the case of Karen's disappearance.
Karen and Thomas married in 1998 in the Philippines.