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Four charged in Moberly double homicide

UPDATE 9:45 P.M.: The Moberly Police Department tweeted late Tuesday that four people have now been arrested in connection with the double homicide.

ABC 17 News contacted the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and asked if Christopher Esry was currently in the jail, but the person who answered could not confirm.

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UPDATE 6:23 P.M.: The Moberly Police Department confirmed Tuesday night that Travis Koenig, 29, of Moberly was taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. The fourth suspect, Christopher Esry, 20, of Moberly, is still at large.

ORIGINAL: The Randolph County prosecutor charged four people in connection with a double homicide in Moberly on Tuesday.

Aaron D. Bloss, 40, of Moberly and Steven D. Bell, 22, of Moberly were taken into custody on Tuesday morning. Bloss is charged two counts of second-degree murder and is being held on no bond. Bell is charged with tampering with physical evidence and is being held on no bond.

Police are still searching for Christopher Esry, 20, of Moberly and Travis Koenig, 29, of Moberly. Esry is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree robbery, according to Randolph County Prosecutor Stephanie Luntsford. Koenig is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, Luntsford said.

This comes as police were investigating a double homicide that occurred Saturday morning where two men were found dead with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in the 600 block of Concannon Street.

Darren Stacey Tharp, 51, and Shane Austin Hare, 24, died from gunshot wounds. Police said they have requested data from social media and cellphone companies as part of the investigation.

ABC 17 News has reached out to the Moberly Police Department, and it has not been able to comment on the matter.

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