Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two Women Charged With First Degree Murder In Connection To Missing Highlandville Man:

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Two women from Stone County have been charged with murder for the death of a Highlandville man who had been missing for about a month.

Stone County prosecutor Matt Selby charged Teri Dean-Morrison and Cheryl C. Crawford today with first-degree murder for the death of forty six year-old Carl Glenn Anderson.

Carl Glenn Anderson


Anderson was last seen February 23rd at a gathering at house at 263 Akita Run, the home of Dean-Morrison, Crawford and Eugene "Gene" Crider, which is in Stone County. Dean-Morrison told deputies she took Anderson back to his home in Highlandville, which is in Christian County. Anderson's mother said he never returned home and she filed a missing person's report on February 25th.

The probable cause statement says that cell phone records led authorities to get a search warrant for Earl Kearney's property at 55 Kearney Lane off of Highway OO near Kimberling City on March 19th.  "By examining the phone records and cross referencing the cell phone towers, it led Detectives to a property located on Highway OO in Stone County which belongs to Earl Kearney, a known associate of Teri Dean. The phone records showed that one or more of the three suspects spent a considerable amount of time at the property of Earl Kearney on the evening of Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th."
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55 Kearney Lane (google)

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During a second search of Kearney's, who is a former boyfriend of Dean-Morrison's, property on March 21st authorities found human remains which were sent to the Missouri Highway Patrol crime lab and confirmed as Anderson's late Friday (03-23-12) evening.
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Sources say the remains were "unidentifiable" and authorities were able to get a DNA match from human tissue recovered from Kearney's property.
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Courtesy: Emily Rittman

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Stone County deputies served a search warrant at Dean-Morrison's home near Hootentown on March 6th and seized several items, according to court documents.
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During the execution of the warrant, "A large amount of blood was found in several locations on the ceiling in the master bedroom. The carpet flooring, exterior windows and interior door in the master bedroom had recently been replaced. The ceiling had been cleaned and ceiling texture removed in an attempt to conceal the visibility of the blood stains. Samples of the blood were taken from various areas in the master bedroom, including ceiling, ceiling fan housing and ceiling fan blades."
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263 Akita Run (courtesy Emily Rittman)

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Investigators found a broken window frame with dried blood on it in the laundry room of the house, a broken door frame with blood on it and a piece of broken wooden trim with dried blood, according to court documents. "The blood sample(s) were sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory for identification purposes (DNA) and it was determined that the blood belonged to Carl Anderson."
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Authorities found several receipts for the purchase of household cleaning supplies, ceiling texture, carpet and windows that were made within 24 hours of Anderson's last known contact with Dean-Morrison, Crider and Crawford.
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Deputies have allegedly obtained video footage of  Dean-Morrison and Crider purchasing the above mentioned items, "to conceal the blood of Carl Anderson."
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When deputies went back to talk to Dean-Morrison and her roommates, Crider and Crawford the trio had disappeared. They were arrested March 9th near the Lake of the Ozarks and charged with tampering with physical evidence, according to court records.

Dean-Morrison and Crawford were arraigned on the murder charges this morning and are both being held on $1 Million dollars bond each.

Eugene K. Crider

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Crider remains charged with tampering with physical evidence and could face additional charges, according to Selby.

Hill says the investigation into Anderson's murder is ongoing and asks anyone with information in the case to contact his office at 417-357-6116 or you can e-mail an anonymous tip by following this link.
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Complete news release issued by Sheriff  Richard Hill: 
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Today, Teri Dean, and Cheryl Crawford are being charged with Murder in the First Degree in the death of Carl Anderson. Investigation continues on Eugene Crider with the possibility of charges being filed against him at a later date.

The facts supporting these charges are as follows:
On February 25, 2012, The Christian County Sheriff's Office took a report of a missing person, identified as Carl Glenn Anderson. Carl was last seen at the residence of Teri Dean, Eugene Crider and Cheryl Crawford, all living at 263 Akita Run, Stone County, Missouri on February 23, 2012.

On March 6, 2012, Stone County Detectives executed a search warrant at the residence on Akita Run. During the execution of the warrant, a large amount of blood was found in several locations on the ceiling in the master bedroom. The carpet flooring, exterior windows and the interior door in the master bedroom had recently been replaced. It was observed the ceiling had been cleaned and ceiling texture removed in an attempt to conceal the visibility of the blood stains. Samples of the blood were taken from various areas in the master bedroom, including the ceiling, ceiling fan housing and ceiling fan blades.

The blood sample(s) were sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory for identification purposes (DNA). It was determined the blood samples were that of Carl Anderson.

On March 9, 2012, Teri Dean, Gene Crider and Cheryl Crawford were arrested in Lake Ozark, Missouri. At the time of their arrest, their cell phones were seized and later searched. By examining the phone records and cross referencing the cell phone towers, it led Detectives to a property located on Highway OO in Stone County which belongs to Earl Kearney, a know associate of Teri Dean. The phone records showed that one or more of the three suspects spent a considerable amount of time at the property of Earl Kearney on the evening of Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th.

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Our investigation is still ongoing so we are not at liberty to answer any questions at this time.

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