Three suspects charged in connection to body found in Cole County

2 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, August 12 2015 Aug 12, 2015 Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:33:00 AM CDT August 12, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Authorities said Wednesday three suspects had been charged in connection to the discovery of a body in Cole County.

52-year-old Susan Nicolazzo, 28-year-old Levi Holder and 41-year-old Bobby Kirchner were arrested and charged with abandonment of a corpse in connection to the case, according to authorities.

The Cole County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday it found a body off Route AA, southeast of Russellville. It said family asked deputies to check on 23-year-old Samantha Rhein. Family said they hadn't heard from her since Aug. 4, when she sent her mother a text asking someone to come get her.

Four people were arrested for abandonment of a corpse, as of Wednesday morning, only three had been charged. 

Deputies said the body was taken to Columbia for autopsy.

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