- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

BRUMLEY, Mo. (AP) - Three central Missouri men are charged after the body of a Columbia man who disappeared last month was found.

The Miller County Sheriff’s office says the body of 41-year-old Aaron Brantley was found Thursday near Brumley in Miller County. Brantley’s wife reported him missing Feb. 9.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Christopher English, of Eldon; William Lucas and Daniel Cole, both of Kaiser, were charged Monday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse.

The sheriff’s office says a preliminary investigation indicates Brantley died of a gunshot wound.

A probable cause statement says a witness told Osage Beach police on Wednesday that Brantley was shot and killed at Lucas’ home in Miller County.

Online court records don’t name an attorney for any of the suspects.


Information from: Jefferson City News Tribune, http://www.newstribune.com

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