COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a central Missouri man who is charged in the deaths of his girlfriend and the woman's 11-year-old daughter.
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged J.T. McLean, 45, of Fulton, with two counts of first-degree murder. A news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department said authorities have been unable to find McLean, who works as an over-the-road truck driver.
Deputies found the bodies of 43-year-old Allison Abitz and 11-year-old Jozee Abitz late Sunday at their home in Columbia. Deputies went to the home after a concerned relative notified the department.
The sheriff's department said that “probable cause was developed to believe that McLean murdered Allison and Jozee.” The news release said the motive is unknown.