Remains Identified as Missing Willard Woman
NIXA, Mo. (AP) - Taney County authorities say one set of remains found last week belonged to Rebecca Porter, who has been missing from Willard since April.
Authorities believe a second set of remains belong to Porter's husband, Russell Porter, but more tests will be conducted.
The Porters disappeared April 17 from their home near Willard in Greene County. The remains were found last week in a forested area of Taney County. Authorities say they are investigating the case as a double homicide.
Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy said Thursday night that dental records confirmed Rebecca Porter's identity.
A laboratory in Texas will conduct more tests on the remains. Tweedy says those tests should positively identify the second set of remains and determine how the two victims died.