Two bodies Found in Rural Field in Search for Missing Missouri Sisters Britny Haarup & Ashley Key … Suspect Under Arrest (Update: Clifford B. Miller Charged with two Counts of First Degree Murder)
Authorities in Platte County, MO have found the bodies of two women in a rural field near Trimble, MO in Clinton County after officials interrogated “a suspect in the disappearance of Britny Haarup and Ashley Key. The identity of the victims could not be immediately identified; however, due to the nature of how the bodies were discovered, they are most likely that of the missing sisters. The suspect who lead the police to the bodies is presently under arrest; however, has yet to be named.
The Kansas City Star reported late Sunday that the bodies were found near Trimble, Mo., in Clinton County. Platte County Sheriff’s Capt. Erik Holland told the newspaper the bodies were those of white women but he could not immediately confirm the victims’ identities or how they had died.
Holland said authorities “were led” to the area where the bodies were found by talking to the suspect in case, whom he did not identify.
“That individual is under arrest and in custody,” he said.
Britny Haarp and Ashly Key had been missing since Friday, July 13 2012.
A man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine when he killed two sisters at a northwest Missouri home was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder.
Clifford B. Miller, 31, of Trimble, was charged in the slayings of Britny Haarup, 19, and her sister, Ashley Key, 22, whose bodies were found Sunday in a field near a tree line.
Miller told investigators he had smoked meth before going to Haarup’s home in Edgerton, about 30 miles north of Kansas City, early Friday morning, planning to rape her, Platte County Sheriff Richard Anderson said. Authorities declined to say how Miller knew Haarup, but Anderson did say Miller told investigators he had never had a sexual relationship with her