Two arrested in Kansas after body found in Missouri lake

May 03, 2019 - 6:46 pm

Authorities have arrested two people in Kansas after a woman's body was found in a Missouri lake.

Samantha McCoy, 33, and Monte McCoy. 43, were charged Thursday with first-degree assault.  They haveb't been charged in the death of Cindy McCoy, 69, whose body was found Thursday afternoon in a vehicle in the eastern Missouri town of Butler.

But the arrest warrant for Monte McCoy says he and Samantha McCoy acted together and "knowingly attempted to kill or cause serious physical injury to" Cindy McCoy by striking her with a vehicle. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation also had sought Samantha McCoy as a person of interest.

The two suspects are jailed in Linn County, Kansas. Their relationship wasn't released. No attorneys are listed for them in online court records.

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