Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy says specialized and reconstructive testing will be performed on two bodies found last week in rural part of the county.
Those bodies are believed to belong to Becky and Rusty Porter who went missing from their Willard home in
"We're sure the female is her (Becky).....the dental's match up, but the sheriff (Greene County) asked that the bodies be sent to a lab in Texas for anthropological study."
|Becky and Rusty Porter|
Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott told The Sentinel earlier this week that any statements regarding the bodies or the autopsies would be made by Tweedy since the bodies were found in Taney County. Tweedy said today that he will have to check with Arnott to see what he can release.
"We're not going to release a cause of death at this time," said Tweedy. However, a source close to the investigation says the couple were shot to death
Tweedy says family members have been understanding, "They agree that advanced forensic testing should be done."
Excessive rain last spring and the oppressive heat this summer have contributed to the degradation of the bodies, according to Tweedy.