Two people have been found dead in a home near Bennett Springs in Laclede County. Relatives report seeing the couple alive yesterday.
A source close to the investigation says the bodies were burned and the couple's stolen S-U-V was found burning in Dallas County about 9:30 p.m.Dallas County Sheriff Mike Rackley says, "We are working a vehicle fire--I can't confirm if it is the vehicle that is connected to the investigation in Laclede County. We've got it taped off, and are waiting for the Highway Patrol to come help us."
Laclede County Sheriff Richard Wrinkle, who is out of town on vacation, was unavailable for comment.
The Missouri Highway Patrol and the State Fire Marshal have been called in to assist in the investigation.
UPDATE: Funeral Services Announced For Johnnie and Coleen Wilson:
Funeral services for Johnnie and Coleen Wilson, the couple who were murdered in their Laclede County home on Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at the Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at 1635 N. Benton Ave. in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery in Springfield.
A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at the Bennett Spring Church of God.
Online condolences may be made at www.klingnerfuneralhome.com