NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — Southwest Missouri authorities say the deaths of three people at two different locations likely are connected.

Newton County authorities found the body of 25-year-old Brylee O’Banion on Saturday in a ditch southwest of Loma Linda.

An autopsy was scheduled to determine her cause of death.

The Newton County Sheriff’s office said Monday investigators were seeking two people of interest who had been with O’Banion.

The investigation led to Jasper County, where two bodies were found Sunday night in a home in Avilla.

Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings said Monday investigators believe the homicides are connected.


On 02/20/21 at 4:10PM, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of State Line Road and…

Posted by Newton County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, February 22, 2021