Man wanted in connection to Vernon County homicide

63-year-old woman found deceased.
Victim’s Name Released, Independence Homicide Investigation
Victim’s Name Released, Independence Homicide Investigation
Victim’s Name Released, Independence Homicide Investigation

UPDATE: VERNON COUNTY, Mo. – The Hot Springs, Arkansas Police Department and Missouri Highway Patrol are looking for a subject wanted in connection with a Wednesday homicide in Vernon County.

38-year-old Aaron Goodwin is wanted for felony abandonment of a corpse. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher confirms he is wanted in connection with the Wednesday homicide.

He is a white male, 5’8, 140 lbs, with brown hair, and has one brown eye and one blue eye. He was last seen near the 4800 block of Central Avenue in Hot Springs. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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On October 28th at approximately 12:35 p.m., Hot Springs Police Department found evidence in a black trash bag in the back of a pickup truck at a Hot Springs Walmart.

Officers with the police department learned through surveillance video that the bag was put in the truck at a nearby hotel the night before by an unknown individual.

It was later learned that the evidence is connected to the homicide in Vernon County.

Hot Springs Ark Press Release

Original story:

A homicide investigation is underway in Vernon County after a deceased person is found Wednesday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that person was a 63-year-old female.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher says the body was found at a residence on Quail Road in the southwest area of Vernon County near the Kansas state line.

The sheriff’s office requested assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Investigation Unit and the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

The  Vernon County coroner says the body is being sent to Ozark, Missouri for autopsy.

More information will be released as the investigation continues.

10-29-20 Homicide investigation