Murder Suspects Were Runaways From Facility For At-Risk Boys

Posted 1 year ago

By Associated Press

Stone County MO sheriff
Officials say two juveniles suspected of killing a couple last week had recently run away from a facility for at-risk boys.

Officials say 70-year-old Paul Brooks and his wife, 69-year-old Margaret Brooks, were found dead Thursday night at a home south of Table Rock Lake. The Baldwin, Mich., couple were seasonal residents of the home in the Trace Hollow area in southwest Missouri.

Authorities found their bodies after receiving a call from a man who reported he was holding two suspicious young men at gunpoint.

Lives Under Construction Ranch says it reported to authorities that the boys had run away. But Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said police had no indication from the report that the boys were dangerous.

The juveniles remain in custody.


  • Billie

    Well clearly they are dangerous.

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  • Yep

    It would be nice to know the circumstances behind the man who caught and detained the suspicious kids. Who knows how many lives he saved with his actions.

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    • Brian

      If that man didn’t hold them at gunpoint the results could have been much different, well played Sir!!

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