Woman found dead; Dexter man in jail

Friday, August 29, 2003

FRISCO, Mo. -- A Dexter,Mo., man has been charged with murdering a woman whose body was found lying in a bean field near the community of Frisco Wednesday night.

Randy L. Jones, 32, of Dexter was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday at a residence in Dexter on a warrant charging him with the Class A felony of first-degree murder and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action, according to Stoddard County deputy Hank Trout.

Jones was booked into the Stoddard County Jail where he is being held on a $750,000 cash bond.

The body of Jones' alleged victim, whose name and age are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was found at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Trout said.

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