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Rangers Assist In Arrest Of Homicide Suspects

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

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Rangers were dispatched to assist several agencies with the apprehension of a murder suspect on May 8th. The murder took place near the park, and state and local law enforcement officers were looking for a man and woman who were thought to be on foot in the Rocky Falls area and possibly within the park. Five park protection rangers joined the search. The pair were found in an unoccupied cabin about two miles from the park’s boundary. The rangers were asked to backup officers from the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the lead agencies in the case, and were placed around the cabin as observers. The two suspects had a 30-06 rifle and a 12 gauge shotgun with them, but surrendered without incident following several hours of negotiations.



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