The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that authorities responded early Saturday to a report of an assault east of Auxvasse. Thirty-year-old Zachery O’Connor died, and his father, 57-year-old Michael O’Connor, was flown to a Columbia hospital in critical condition.
Ryan and Jacie Coari took off last month around the time the bodies of 56-year-old Michael Wieberg and his 33-year-old daughter were found in a burned home outside the town of Auxvasse.
Investigators say they were interviewing neighbors, family, friends and associates of the two suspected victims. Nobody has been arrested.