Mid-Mo. County Has Third Homicide of Sept.
FULTON (AP) - The death of a central Missouri woman has been ruled a homicide, the third this month in Callaway County. Sheriff Dennis Crane says an autopsy Friday led authorities to conclude that 54-year-old Debra Bates had been killed by someone else. Bates was found unresponsive Thursday night at her home in the Millersburg area. Crane says authorities believe she died about 12 hours earlier. No details about the cause of death have been released.
On Sept. 2, the bodies of 56-year-old Mike Wieberg and his 33-year-old daughter, Amanda Wieberg, were found in the father's burned-out mobile home near Auxvasse (OH'-vawz). Authorities have said both died before the fire began. Crane says there's no reason to believe the two homicide cases are connected.