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Missouri Crime

Dream Vacation Turns Into Jail Nightmare After Cops Mistake Woman's Identity

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Crime

A Missouri woman says she was returning home from a dream vacation in Cancun, Mexico, when authorities at a Texas airport arrested and jailed her for ...

Amish Minister Confesses To Killing Wife 9 Years Ago: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.14.2016 | Crime

A "burden on his heart" prompted Amish minister Samuel Borntreger to confess this week to the 2006 murder of his wife, 26-year-old Anna Yoder Borntreg...

Missing Missouri Mom's Family Receives Heartbreaking News

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.14.2015 | Crime

A six-month search for a missing Missouri woman ended on Friday, when authorities said they'd found the remains of 41-year-old Melissa Doyle. Family m...

Cops Rescue Missing Teen, With A Little Help From Nicolas Cage

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.04.2015 | Crime

A 15-year-old girl who vanished from her home three weeks ago and whose case was publicized by actor Nicolas Cage has been rescued. A 41-year-old man ...

10-Year-Old Missouri Girl Pleads For Answers In Mom's Disappearance

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.25.2015 | Crime

A 10-year-old Missouri girl is asking for the public's help in locating her mother, who vanished six months ago during a trip to a Kansas City gas sta...

Missouri Police Say Boy Restrained, Raped In Foursome With Young Woman

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.23.2015 | Crime

WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee A Missouri woman and her boyfriend are facing felony charges in the case of a 16-year-old boy who told police h...

Woman Accused Of Plotting To Kill Husband's Pregnant Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2015 | Crime

A Missouri woman has been arrested on charges that she tried to hire an undercover officer to kill her husband’s pregnant girlfriend. Sherri Marie D...

Michael McLaughlin

Daughter With Disabilities And 'Paramour' Charged With Murdering Mother

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime

A woman fatally stabbed in the back in her Springfield, Missouri, home was killed by her daughter's "paramour" at the daughter's request, Greene Count...

Teen With Disabilities Found Far Away After Mother's Murder

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime

Authorities found a teen with disabilities in Wisconsin one day after a disturbing Facebook post led to the discovery of her murdered mother's body in...

David Lohr

Sex Offender Accused Of Keeping Ex-Girlfriend In Locked Box Now Wanted in Double Homicide

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

A Missouri sex offender wanted in a manhunt for allegedly holding his former girlfriend in a locked wooden box, is now accused of killing the woman an...

David Lohr

Police Search For Man Accused Of Keeping Girlfriend Locked In Box

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.01.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Missouri are searching for a 47-year-old man who allegedly kept his girlfriend locked in a box for four months inside the house they sh...

2015 Is Off To A Violent Start

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

While millions of merrymakers around the country welcomed in the new year, police around the U.S. were busy responding to numerous reports of criminal...

More Than 80 Protesters Arrested In St. Louis Area

Associated Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say that more than 80 people were arrested as chaos enveloped sections of the St. Louis area overnight. St. Loui...

Teen Claims Videos Prove Sexual Relations With Principal: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

An elementary school principal in Troy, Missouri, is behind bars after being charged with 10 counts of sexual contact with a teenager. Phillip Broc...

Witness Says Tasered Teen Went Into Convulsions: Report

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

Witnesses to a police stop in Missouri say cops used excessive force when they used a Taser on a 17-year-old boy who is now reportedly in critical con...

Cops Say Couple High On Meth Posed For Selfies With Dead Friend

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.29.2014 | Crime

Authorities in southwest Missouri say Chelsie Berry and Jared Prier posed for a selfie with the body of a friend who died from a drug overdose. Ber...

Man Shot Wife Because He Was 'Tired Of Her': Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

When Bobby Leonard was questioned about shooting his wife, Carolyn, in the shoulder on Saturday, he didn't mince words. Leonard, 59, allegedly conf...

Bride-To-Be Killed En Route To Bachelorette Party Moments After Taking Selfie

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.25.2014 | Crime

A weekend bachelorette party in Missouri ended before it began when the bride-to-be was killed in a tragic car accident, just minutes after snapping a...

David Lohr

Family Of Missing College Student Hoping For 'Best Birthday Ever'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.23.2014 | Crime

For more than two decades, May 23 was a special date for Lawrence and Goldia Coldon. It was on that date in 1988 that they welcomed a bright-eyed baby...

One-Time Suspected Serial Killer Found Dead

Posted 05.23.2014 | Crime

Gregory Breeden, a Missouri man suspected in the mid-1990s of killing seven women, has been found dead in a Butler motel, authorities said. Breeden...

School Employee Charged With Murder In Kidnapping Of 10-Year-Old Girl

David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A Missouri public school employee is accused of abducting and slaying a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday. A Greene County warrant ...

Man Sent Cat Poop To Companies That Didn't Hire Him

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.10.2014 | Weird News

Nobody likes being turned down for a job, but Jevons Brown thought it was especially crappy. The 58-year-old St. Louis man decided to let his prosp...

Convicted Robber Asks Judge For Maximum Sentence

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Some people have trouble staying out of jail. Roy Murphy has trouble getting in. The 43-year-old Missouri man, accused of trying to rob a convenie...

Second Arson Attempt On Planned Parenthood Clinic

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Authorities in Joplin, Mo., have reported a second arson attempt in less than a week at the city's Planned Parenthood clinic, according to the Associa...

Woman's Body Found Stuffed Inside Homemade Box

Posted 09.23.2013 | Crime

A Missouri man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after a woman's body was found stuffed inside a homemade wooden box, which was discarded in a...