Two male juveniles, ages 15 and 16, are in custody in connection with the murders of an elderly couple Thursday evening at a home on Trace Hollow Road in Stone County. Authorities held a news conference this morning at the Stone County Judicial Center in Galena. News Director Harold Smith was there…
Smith reports no cause of death has been provided by Sheriff Doug Rader. The bodies have been taken to Columbia, with autopsies scheduled for tomorrow.
According to authorities, the Brookses were in the home of a family member at 1722 Trace Hollow Road, and had been staying there for some time. The juveniles were in an unoccupied summer residence next door, and may also have been there for some time.