Person of interest identified in Jasper County homicide case

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UPDATE 1/16/2021 — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has identified a person of interest in the homicide investigation.

Justin Chase Stevens, 34, is believed to have been in a car crash with his sister in the Sarcoxie area of I-44 mile marker 33. After being given a ride to a Kum & Go, he reportedly ran off into the woods and his current whereabouts are unknown.

The sheriff’s office said Stevens should be considered armed and dangerous, and that if anybody has information on this person of interest they are encouraged to contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at (417) 359-9100.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect and a vehicle that may have been stolen during a homicide.

Police said the vehicle is a grey 2015 Subaru Legacy with Missouri plates VB1Y0E.

Deputies found a dead woman, 46-year-old Becci Sanders, in a Sarcoxie home when responding to a medical call.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 15.

If you have any information about Sanders’ death or the stolen Subaru, call the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at (417) 359-9100.

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