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Homicide Investigation Underway in Vernon County, Update 10/30/2020


According to a press release issued by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office early Thursday, the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a deceased person at a residence on Quail Road in the Southwest area of Vernon County near the Kansas line Wednesday morning. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office requested assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Investigations Unit and the Bates County Sheriff's Office. Mobile command units were set up near the crime scene as the investigation was being conducted. Mosher said investigators do not believe there is any danger to residents in the Vernon County area at this time. The name of the victim has not yet been released out of respect for the family and to allow for proper
notifications. More information will be released as the investigation progresses.

Update 10/30/2020:As the investigation continues, Aaron Goodwin is being sought by authorities for abandonment of a corpse in connection with the October 28thhomicide in Southwest Vernon County, Missouri. The victim has been identified as 63-year-old Connie J Goodwin, the mother of Aaron Goodwin. It is believed that Aaron is in the Hot Springs, Arkansas area. Anyone with information regarding the location of Aaron Goodwin can contact the VCSO communications center at (417) 667-6042.

*Disclaimer: This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office for information only. Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual
identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are  innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.