3rd Arrest After Body Matching Missing Junction City Woman Found

By: Media Release, posted by Chris Fisher
By: Media Release, posted by Chris Fisher

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) Funeral services for Amanda Clemons have been arranged at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.

A visitation is scheduled on Thursday February 20th, with a memorial service taking place Friday February 21st at 1 p.m.

A third person has been arrested after police discover the body woman who matches the description of a missing Junction City woman in a remote spot in rural Geary Co., according to the Junction City Police Dept.

Thursday evening authorities announced the arrest of Larry Lamathis Anderson, of Manhattan, and charged him with 1st degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and conspiracy.

Earlier in the day, police said 22 year-old Marryssa Monyque Middleton, of Colorado, was arrested on charges of 1st degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and conspiracy, while 23 year-old Drexel Alexander Woody, of Fort Riley, was arrested for aiding and abetting a 1st degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and conspiracy. They are expected to make their first court appearance on Friday.

On Monday, the Junction City Police Dept. asked for the public's help finding Amanda Clemons. The 24 year-old was last seen leaving the Budget Host Hotel, 820 S. Washington Street, in Junction City, the previous Friday and "being placed" in a silver vehicle with two men and two women.

Then, on Thursday, while working with FBI, they said they picked up information that led them to execute a search warrant on Fort Riley. Further interviews led them to the where the woman's body was found.

Junction City Police pointed out the identity of the body has not been verified, but it does match Clemons description.

An evidence team from the FBI was called in to help process the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled for Saturday.

The investigation into the case is continuing, and anyone with information concerning this case may call the Junction City Police Department at 785-762-5912 or Crimestoppers at 785-762-TIPS. You may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.


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