Homicide Investigation Continues Near Sarcoxie

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Justin Chase Stevens, 34, of Cullman, Alabama. “Person of interest, a white male, may have been on the parking lot of the Kum & Go, 2577 High Street, Sarcoxie, [Wed] 01-13-2021.” — Jasper County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: Person of Interest now named by Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of the homicide of a Jasper County woman who lived near Sarcoxie, Missouri. Becci Sanders was found murdered in her home Wednesday evening, January 13, 2021.

The white male now identified as Justin Chase Stevens, 34, of Cullman, Alabama is being sought by local and out-of-state agencies.

It is believed that Stevens arrived in the Sarcoxie area on January 1, 2021. On that date it was reported that he and his sister had crashed their car around the I-44 mile marker 33. They were given a ride to the area of the Sarcoxie Kum & Go where he reportedly ran off into the woods.

Read the rest of the connection to the crime scene between this individual. CLICK HERE to read he fled into the county towards the deceased residence. But 13 days later she is found murdered.


JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a vehicle they say may be related to a murder investigation.

The vehicle is a gray 2015 Subaru Legacy with Missouri license plate:

Mo. VB1Y0E

Anyone who sees the car should contact law enforcement immediately.

The homicide happened during the late afternoon of Wednesday, January 13th.

Investigators are working on identifying a person of interest that is believed to have stolen the victims Subaru. This person of interest, a white male, may have been on the parking lot of the Kum & Go, 2577 High Street, Sarcoxie, during the afternoon of 01-13-2021. If you have any information about a suspicious person during this time frame, please contact law enforcement.

ORIGINAL STORY: On 1-13-2021 at approximately 8:58 p.m., Jasper County Deputies were dispatched to an unknown medical call at 2755 High St. Sarcoxie, Mo. Upon arrival Deputies found a female deceased inside the residence. The female was identified as Becci D. Sanders, 46, of Sarcoxie. Jasper County detectives are currently working this incident as a homicide. An autopsy has been scheduled for 1-15-2021.A gray 2015 Subaru Legacy with Missouri license plate number VB1Y0E was reported to have been stolen from the residence. If anybody has information regarding this contact law enforcement immediately.

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