UPDATE: Victims identified in apparent murder-suicide in north Columbia

1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, February 04 2020 Feb 4, 2020 Tuesday, February 04, 2020 8:00:00 AM CST February 04, 2020 in News
By: Marian Bouchot, KOMU 8 Reporter and Caroline Dade, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - A Boone County deputy confirmed two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide late Monday.

Bobbie Jo Robinson, 39, of Columbia and Stefan L. Dailing, 41, of Moberly both were found dead at the scene.

Brian Leer with the Boone County Sheriff's Department said a 911 call came in at 11:22 p.m. Monday. During the course of the call, he said the dispatcher heard someone in distress and what sounded like gunshots.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded around 11:45 p.m. to a disturbance and shots fired call at a home on north Creasy Springs Road.

Leer said Boone County deputies were also on scene and entered the home. He said someone shot at deputies 3 to 5 times through a door, but no deputies were hurt.

He said deputies left the home, at which point they noticed an intentionally set fire inside the home. Leer said Boone County Fire Protection District crews worked to put out the fire.

Leer said a robot and a SWAT team entered the house and found the two bodies.

Around 3 a.m., police confirmed the deaths of a man and a woman.

Boone County Sheriff's Department is spearheading the investigation. The Columbia Police Department, Boone County Fire Protection District, and Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted on scene.

Autopsies are scheduled to determine the cause of death is under investigation for Robinson and Dailing.

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