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Preliminary hearings for three people charged with first-degree murder are scheduled for Friday June 22nd in Galena.

Teri Dean-Morrison, Eugene Crider and Cheryl Crawford were charged after the remains of Carl Anderson, who went missing in February, were found in a pond on property in Reeds Spring that is owned by a former boyfriend of Dean-Morrison's.
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The tri also face charges of armed criminal action, three counts of tampering with physical evidence in a felony and hindering prosecution.
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Carl Glenn Anderson


Anderson was last seen February 23rd at a gathering at the home of Dean-Morrison, Crawford and Eugene "Gene" Crider, at 263 Akita Run near Hootentown.

Dean-Morrison allegedly told deputies she took Anderson back to his home in Highlandville and dropped him off. Anderson's mother said he never returned home and she filed a missing person's report on February 25th.

According to the probable cause statement, 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."


55 Kearney Lane (google)


During a second search of Kearney's property on March 21st, authorities found human remains which were sent to the Missouri Highway Patrol crime lab and confirmed as Anderson's.

Sources say the remains were "unidentifiable" and authorities were able to get a DNA match from human tissue recovered from Kearney's property.




When Stone County deputies served a search warrant at Dean-Morrison's home on March 6th they seized several items, according to court documents.

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."



263 Akita Run (courtesy Emily Rittman)


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 the 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."

Authorities allegedly found several receipts for the purchase of household cleaning supplies, ceiling texture, carpet and windows made within 24 hours of Anderson's last known contact with Dean-Morrison, Crider and Crawford.
In court documents filed against Eugene Crider, detectives say the window/s and door frame were broken when Anderson attempted to flee.


Krystal Nicole Buras is due back in court April 17th


In April, Krystal Nicole Buras, 30, of Spring, Texas, was charged with tampering with physical evidence for allegedly removing "items that were likely used at the site of the murder,” from her boyfriend, Eugene "Gene" Crider's, truck that police had been searching for.

Buras was arrested on March 31st when she went to visit Crider at the Stone County jail.

According to the probable cause statement, when Buras was interviewed at the sheriff’s office she told investigators where they could find the missing truck and “admitted she removed items from it to take to Texas.”
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Buras is scheduled to reappear in court on July 24th, according to online court records.

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