Authorities investigating double homicide in Avilla, victims identified

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AVILLA, Mo.- The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two victims from a double homicide in Avilla.

Mason McClure, 34, and Nicole Hodges, 34, were the victims found in the residence in Avilla Sunday evening.

Autopsies were conducted. Preliminary results indicate that both of them died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.


According to a press release from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent to 255 Greenfield, Avilla. When authorities got to the scene, they found the bodies of a male and female who appeared to have been murdered.

The Sheriff’s Office says around 4:30 a.m. Monday morning, a suspect involved, a 24-year-old man from Reeds, Missouri, was arrested for homicide. The man is being held in the Jasper County Jail awaiting formal charges.

An autopsy has been scheduled for both the man and woman. Authorities say this homicide is connected to another homicide from Saturday in Newton County.

This is a developing story.

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