Missing Girl's Body Found
The body was found by the Missouri Sheriff's department in a well-known sinkhole near Powell, which is in eastern McDonald County near Neosho.
On Saturday Barry County prosecutors charged the girl's stepfather David Spears, 24 and his friend Chris Collings, 32 with one count each of first-degree murder, forcible rape and statutory rape in the girl's death.
An affidavit alleged both men raped the girl and one of them strangled her with a cord. The
"The discovery and recovery of what appears to be Rowan Ford's body was discovered about eight o'clock this morning in McDonald County," Said Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland. "A McDonald County sheriff's deputy who was on his way to work took the initiative to check out an area he was familiar with and knew about a cave being there and he was the one who discovered the body."