NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — Southwest Missouri authorities are investigating the deaths of three people at two different locations.
Newton County authorities found the body of 25-year-old Brylee O’Banion on Saturday in a ditch southwest of Loma Linda.
The Newton County Sheriff’s office said Monday investigators were seeking two people of interest who had been with O’Banion.
The investigation led to Jasper County, where the bodies of Mason McClure, of Avilla, and Nicole Hodges,, of Joplin, were found Sunday night in a home in Avilla.
O’Banion’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Kevin Johnson of Reeds, was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Avilla deaths.