Callaway County authorities continue triple murder probe

Callaway County authorities have stopped searching for the vehicle they think Joshua Maylee used to drive between, and away from, the two Holts Summit area locations where three people were killed last week.

Sheriff Dennis Crane said Monday the silver Pontiac Bonneville owned by Maylee’s grandfather likely is in the Missouri River in Cooper County. He said it probably won’t be recovered due to safety concerns.

Maylee, 23, Holts Summit, was arrested last Thursday after coming to a residence off Missouri 179 in Cooper County, asking for help for injuries to his hand and foot.

Crane would not say if evidence collected so far includes the weapons that authorities believe Maylee used to kill Eugene “Bo” Pinet, 48, Jackie Lee Pinet, 57, and Jeffrey Werdehausen, 46.

Prosecutor Bob Sterner charged Maylee Friday with first-degree murder for each of those shootings, and with first-degree assault for shooting and wounding Gina Werdehausen, 41.

She had surgery and other medical care at University Hospital, Columbia, last week, but has been released.

The Pinets’ funerals were held Monday in Linn. Arrangements for Jeff Werdehausen’s funeral, at the Slater-Millard Chapel, Holts Summit, had not been completed as of late Monday afternoon.

See also:

Bo and Jackie Pinet obituary

Jeffrey J. Werdehausen obituary (partial)

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