Montgomery manhunt suspect charged in KC murders

2 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, March 08 2016 Mar 8, 2016 Tuesday, March 08, 2016 4:18:00 PM CST March 08, 2016 in News
By: Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter, Jenna Middaugh and Yili Liu, KOMU 8 Digital Producers and The Associated Press
loading

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Multiple authorities were searching for a quadruple-murder suspect whose abandoned truck was found in Montgomery County Tuesday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino should be considered armed and dangerous. Highway Patrol said he might be armed with an AK-47. 

Prosecutors in Kansas City, Kansas charged Serrano-Vitorino with four counts of first-degree murder just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. J. Bret Johnson said Serrano-Vitorino is wanted for questioning in the four murders.

Serrano-Vitorino is the suspect in the shooting deaths of four men in Kansas City, Kansas Monday night.

Kansas City, Kansas police officer Thomas Tomasic said one of the victims was able to call police before he died.

Serrano-Vitorino’s truck was found on the shoulder of Interstate 70 in Montgomery County at the 171 mile marker early Tuesday morning, which prompted the search.

Late Tuesday morning, the authorities found a fifth victim's body near the residence at the 400 block of Tree Farm Road in Montgomery County. The victim's residence is located just west of the 175 mile marker. 

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said it found 49-year-old, Randy J. Nordman dead at the scene. Authorities suspect Serrano-Vitorino is responsible for that homicide as well, but they were still investigating. Authorities said they do not believe the victim has any relationship to the suspect. 

An autopsy was planned for Wednesday at 9 a.m. at University Hospital in Columbia. 

MSHP said 75 to 100 officers, including K-9 units and SWAT teams from Jefferson City and St. Louis were working on the manhunt.

The suspect was last seen wearing a red and black flannel jacket, blue hooded sweatshirt and possibly blue jeans.

Montgomery County Schools said students would be released at normal times, but only with parents. High School students could only drive themselves home with parents permission. Highway patrol said the school dismissal went as planned.

Missouri State Highway Patrol said it would continue the search overnight until "all leads were exhausted." 

Serrano-Vitorino was charged with domestic battery in June 2015. It is Serrano-Vitorino's only charge in the last 10 years in Kansas City, Kansas, according to the Wyandotte Municipal court records.

There are no criminal records for Serrano-Vitorino in Missouri.

According to KSHB, Serrano-Vitorino is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and was deported in April 2004.

[Editor's note: This story is being continually updated with the latest information available. The headline to this story will also be changed to reflect the latest information.]

More News

Grid
List
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court has given members of Congress a pile of material... More >>
7 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:52:51 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions... More >>
7 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:28:05 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The man accused of carrying out last month's deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper has been indicted on... More >>
8 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:42:30 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The 2018 Show-Me State Games kick off Friday, bringing thousands of athletes, coaches and fans from around the... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:15:00 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
ASHLAND – Seven locations throughout the state are open Saturday for parents to come and get their children I.D.’d, free... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:58:00 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin already had a "Little Nugget" onesie picked out for her before she arrived in... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:35:28 PM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An organization backing one of three competing medical marijuana initiatives in Missouri has continued to bring... More >>
10 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:26:00 AM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A group of Columbia moms is starting Missouri Disability Empowerment, a new organization with big goals to help... More >>
15 hours ago Saturday, July 21 2018 Jul 21, 2018 Saturday, July 21, 2018 6:33:00 AM CDT July 21, 2018 in News
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - 64 years later, a different lake and nearly triple the death toll, the duck boat... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 9:12:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Russian intelligence operatives attempted to hack into the online accounts of staffers on three congressional campaigns in the... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 8:46:27 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 8:05:32 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 7:34:02 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department will move into a new neighborhood over the next few weeks. In July,... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 6:41:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Steedman man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of domestic... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 5:22:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 3:59:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 3:38:16 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty will resign from the Missouri House of Representatives effective Sunday in... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 12:57:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in Top Stories
COLE COUNTY — The Cole County Sheriff’s Department responded to possible weapons violation on Thursday night. When the officers... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 11:47:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in Top Stories
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 75°
11pm 75°
12am 74°
1am 73°
2am 72°