Fourth person charged in death of teen whose body was burned

3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 2:29:07 PM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) — A fourth person has been charged in the death of a teenager whose burned body was found in southern Missouri.

Twenty-five-year-old James Grigsby, of Houston, Missouri, was charged Monday with abandonment of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of 17-year-old Joseph Steinfeld. Grigsby is being held without bond. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Two women and 18-year-old Andrew Vrba were charged earlier with first-degree murder and other charges. Investigators found burned human remains last week in a burn pile near the mobile home of one of the women and in a bag inside a chicken coop.

The women told authorities that Vrba gouged out Steinfeld's eyes, stabbed him in his genitals and bragged about the killing. Steinfeld's family had reported him missing.

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