ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The husband of a woman who vanished nearly 18 years ago has been charged with her death in Ramsey County.

Fifty-three-year-old Norman Bachman was charged Wednesday with unintentional second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the disappearance of Toni Bachman.

Her body has yet to be found.

According to the complaint, in a 1997 interview with police, Norman Bachman's 12-year-old son from a previous marriage said that the weekend Toni Bachman was last seen alive, he and his two brothers heard her scream in the family's White Bear Township home.

Toni Bachman was 38 years old when she was reported missing by her mother on May 12, 1997. Investigators and friends say that just before she disappeared, she was preparing to leave her husband.

Norman Bachman has reportedly denied any involvement in her disappearance.