2 arrested for a homicide at a motel in St. James, Mo.

Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 6:49 AM CDT
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ST. JAMES, Mo. (KY3) -A man and woman are in the Phelps County Jail in connection to a homicide at the Economy Inn.

The police department put out pictures of the suspects shortly after finding a man dead at the motel on Wednesday.

An off-duty Phelps County Corrections Officer and her husband, a Sullivan Police Officer, saw the 20-year-old man and the 29-year-old woman walking near Highway 63 and Highway 28 south of Vienna in Maries County.

They contacted the highway patrol and kept a watch on the suspects until troopers arrived. Formal charges are pending.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

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