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Boyfriend suspected in double killing of teacher and her daughter

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A "long-term" boyfriend has been charged in the killing a Fulton Public Schools teacher and her daughter at their Boone County home.

Boone County prosecutors charged JT McLean with two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday, the Boone County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The release said McLean was the last person to be in contact with Allison Abitz, 43, and her daughter Jozee Abitz, 11. The two were found dead in their home just south of Columbia on Sunday night.

McLean's bond is set at $1 million. He is not yet in custody.

McLean has changed his name and goes by several names, the sheriff's department said, including John McLean, Steven Nagy and Steven McLean.

McLean is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs about 210 pounds and has green eyes and brown hair. He may have grown his hair out, though he has shaved his head in the past, the sheriff's office said. His last address was on County Road 355 in Fulton, but McLean is an over-the-road truck driver with ties to Las Vegas, Chicago, St. Peters, Minn., Columbia and Fulton, the sheriff's office said.

A Fulton church is planning a vigil for Thursday and grief counselors are on hand at Fulton Public Schools, where Jozee was also a student.

Investigators have released few details in the case, including how the Abitzes died.

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Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.

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