Nevada Daily Mail
According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, recent arrests made by county deputies have led to new information and some new leads in the June 15, 2009, shooting death of 47-year-old Belinda Beisly of rural Vernon County.
The new information, along with the last three years of the investigation's files will be forwarded within the next two weeks to the Vernon County Prosecuting Attorney, Lynn M. Ewing III and the Missouri Attorney General's Office for review, the press release said.
The three-year investigation has been conducted by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Many other agencies have participated in the case in various capacities since Beisly's body was discovered during a request that officers check on Beisly's well being, at her home near Deerfield. She hadn't shown up for work. Beisly had died from what Vernon County Coroner David Ferry called multiple gunshot wounds.
Last year, on the two-year anniversary of the crime, a press conference was held, and Peckman said local officers and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers "processed the crime scene," and the Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad, The Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, The Division of Drug and Crime Control, the FBI Crime Lab and others worked on solving the murder.
"We have done thousands of interviews and follow-ups," Peckman said at the time; nevertheless, since then, officials have been mum about the case -- until now.
Vernon County Sheriff Ron Peckman declined further comment at this time about the case and declined to give details what sort of new information was obtained. The investigation continues.