At approximately 12:35 p.m. on October 28t 2020, Hot Springs Police Department officers responded to the Wal-Mart at 1544 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs in reference to a suspicious package. Upon arrival, officers discovered possible evidence in a trash bag in the back of a pick-up truck. The owner of the pick-up truck was interviewed. Investigators learned through video surveillance the trash bag was placed into the back of the truck at another location at a local hotel the night before by an unknown individual. It was later discovered that the evidence is connected to a homicide in Deerfield, Missouri.
The Hot Springs Police Department is now assisting Missouri Highway Police and the Vernon County Missouri Sheriff’s Department in this investigation.
For further information about this case, please contact the Vernon County Missouri Sheriff’s Department.