Arrest Made in Valarie Butler Case

Brad Choat

FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOX) – Florissant police say they’ve made an arrest in connection with the death of a St. Ann woman, but it’s not for murder.

Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Tripp of Florissant is charged with abdandonment of a corpse.

A judge set his bond at $50,000.

Valarie Butler’s body was found March 3rd in Bridgeton.

The 25-year-old was last seen leaving a bar on February 11th.

Police had previously said that Paul Tripp was considered a “person of interest” in the case.

Copyright KMOX Radio

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