UPDATE: Moberly police release double homicide victims' names

6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago Monday, December 31 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Monday, December 31, 2018 1:48:00 PM CST December 31, 2018 in News
By: Amber Raub, KOMU 8 Reporter and Ryan Takeo, Managing Editor

MOBERLY - Monday the Moberly Police Department released the names of victims in a weekend double homicide. 

A news release identified the two men as 51-year-old Darren Tharp and 24-year-old Shane Hare, both of Columbia.

MPD is investigating the double homicide after two people were found dead inside a car near a bar.

According to a news release, police officers found the vehicle with two deceased males inside at 11:22 a.m. in the 600 block of Concannon Street. They said they both appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.

Police said the Randolph County Coroner has ruled the deaths as homicide and autopsies will be performed Monday morning by the Boone County Medical Examiner.

The investigation is ongoing. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Randolph County Sheriff are helping with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Moberly Police Department at 660-263-0346, the Randolph County TIPS hotline (660-269-8477) or their local law enforcement agency.

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