GALENA, Mo. -- Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said Tuesday morning that a couple who were killed at a home near Table Rock Lake last week were stabbed to death and beaten. Two teenagers are charged for the murders of Brian and Susan Brooks.
Edited news release:
On Jan. 31 at approximately 5:43 p.m., Stone County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to 1722 Trace Hollow Road, near Lampe, for a double homicide investigation. Investigators from the Stone County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have been actively investigating these homicides.
Our investigation revealed the homicide of a husband and wife -- Brian Brooks, 70, and Susan Brooks, 69, who stayed at their son's lake home during the winter. The couple lived in Michigan.
Two suspects, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old juvenile were arrested and later turned over to the juveniles authorities. A neighbor of the Brooke's held them at gunpoint until deputies arrived. They are in the custody of Juvenile Department authorities, who plan to ask a judge to certify them as adults for trial, an option under state law for murders and other severe charges.