Person of interest identified in Sarcoxie homicide; still at large

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Law officers are searching for this 2015 dark gray Subaru Legacy with Missouri License No. VB1Y0E.

UPDATE 2:

34-year-old Justin Chase Stevens of Cullman, Alabama is wanted in connection to a homicide investigation in Sarcoxie, Mo.

A person of interest in the Sarcoxie homicide investigation has been identified as Justin Chase Stevens, 34, of Cullman Alabama. It is believed that Stevens arrived in the Sarcoxie area on January 1, 2021. On that date, it was reported that he and his sister had crashed their car around I-44 mile marker 33. They were given a ride to the area of the Sarcoxie Kum & Go where he reportedly ran off into the woods. The whereabouts of Stevens are unknown during the interim time period. Stevens has an active warrant for felony theft and he is being sought at this time.

Stevens should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone that has information about this person of interest is encouraged to contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at 359-9100.

This investigation is being conducted with the collaboration of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Sarcoxie Police Department and various out-of-state agencies.

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UPDATE 1:

Investigators are working on identifying a person of interest that is believed to have stolen the victims Subaru. This person of interest, a white male, may have been on the parking lot of the Kum & Go, 2577 High Street, Sarcoxie, during the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a dark gray 2015 Subaru Legacy with Missouri License VB1Y0E reported stolen from a residence in Sarcoxie.

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, deputies were dispatched to an unknown medical call at 2755 High St. in Sarcoxie, Mo. Upon arrival, deputies found a female deceased inside the residence.

The victim has been identified as Becci D. Sanders, 46, of Sarcoxie. An autopsy has been scheduled for Jan. 15.

If anyone has information regarding this or spots the vehicle, please contact law enforcement immediately.

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