Suspect Arrested and in Police Custody in Case of Missing 3 Year Old Breeann Rodriguez (UPDATE: Shawn Morgan Arrested, First Desgree Murder)
Three year old Breeann Rodriguez has been missing since Saturday, August 6, 2011; however, there has been a break in the case. According to Dunklin County police they have arrested a suspect in the little three year old’s disappearance.The unnamed suspect is from Senath; however, is not related to the family. He is being held Dunklin County Justice Center pending formal charges.
Missing: Breeann Rodriguez, Missing Exploited Children
Police in Dunklin County have a suspect in custody in the case of missing 3-year-old Breeann Rodriguez, and are set to hold a press conference at Noon in Kennett.
Police say the suspect is from the Senath or surrounding area and is not related to the family. The suspect is being held at the Dunklin County Justice Center pending formal charges. There is no more information on the identity of the suspect available. The man’s name is being withheld pending formal charges.
Police say even though a suspect is in custody, Breeann is still missing.
The Dunklin County Major Case Squad, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Missouri Department of Conservation are currently searching for the girl’s body and her bicycle in an undisclosed area in Dunklin County.
Breeann Rodriguez was last seen August 6, 2011 riding her pink bicycle in front of her home in nearby Senath. On Thursday of this week, two small bicycle training wheels were found in an area of “heavy brush” located approximately two miles away from Breeann’s home. The FBI said may have come from the Breeann’s bicycle.
According to authorities, they are searching for the girl’s body and her bicycle in an undisclosed area in Dunklin County. One has to wonder whether the police have been provided information from the suspect as to the whereabouts of Breeann’s body in lieu of a lesser charge for his cooperation?
Dunklin County Prosecutor’s Office said that they would not comment further and will release more information after the suspect is formally charged.
Shawn Morgan, 43, of Ode Johnson Street in Senath, Mo., faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence. Authorities said they believe Morgan suffocated Breeann, although as of Saturday evening, they were still searching for her body and her bicycle in an undisclosed part of the county.
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