April 19, 2012 8:40 p.m.
The North Central Missouri Major Case Squad is continuing with this investigation into tonight and will continue on Friday. Investigators have combed through many leads, developed additional leads, and we are still receiving numerous tips on this and other investigations.
We have taken 3 people into custody at this time. We are currently searching for other “person(s) of interest” that we wish to speak with. This does not mean we are seeking to arrest others and it does not mean we are winding down the investigation.
We greatly appreciate the enormous amount of input from the citizens and media in helping with this incident.
Many of the officers have worked very lengthy shifts and we intend to release more detailed information on Friday.