Missing woman's remains found in barn

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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A pistillate charged successful transportation with a homicide probe made her archetypal quality earlier a justice connected Thursday morning, June 23.

Teresa Baumgartner, 59, is charged with tampering with grounds successful transportation with the decease of 20-year-old Jessi Wilfong.

She appeared earlier a justice via video connected Thursday for an arraignment hearing.

Baumgartner requested a nationalist defender, and the justice acceptable a enslaved simplification proceeding for adjacent week.

She is presently being held without enslaved and investigators person said they expect to record much charges successful the case.

According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, Wilfong’s assemblage was recovered buried successful a barn connected spot adjacent Baumgartner’s home.

While excavating the country  astir   a barn operation   successful  Cape Girardeau County, investigators found...

While excavating the country astir a barn operation successful Cape Girardeau County, investigators recovered the remains of Jessi Wilfong.(Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office)

According to the Fredericktown Police Department, they were contacted by Wilfong’s parent connected May 24.

They accidental Wilfong was astatine a location successful Fredericktown connected Thursday, May 19 and was picked up astatine the location by her uncle.

According to tribunal documents, Baumgartner is successful a narration with Wilfong’s uncle and traveled with him to prime up Wilfong and bring her backmost to their location successful Millersville.

Investigators accidental    Jessi Wilfong was past  seen astatine  a Millersville, Mo. location  the nighttime  of May 19.

Investigators accidental Jessi Wilfong was past seen astatine a Millersville, Mo. location the nighttime of May 19.(KFVS)

Following Wilfong’s disappearance, Baumgartner was interviewed and reportedly told investigators the she, Wilfong and Wilfong’s uncle had spent the nighttime of May 19 “sitting astir a bonfire astatine her residence drinking and talking.”

According to tribunal documents, astatine 1 constituent Wilfong asked to beryllium taken backmost to Fredericktown, but they refused. They authorities Baumgartner said Wilfong indispensable person near her location aft she went to sleep.

Baumgartner ne'er reported Wilfong missing.

Investigators accidental    Jessi Wilfong was past  seen astatine  a Millersville, Mo. location  the nighttime  of May 19.

Investigators accidental Jessi Wilfong was past seen astatine a Millersville, Mo. location the nighttime of May 19.(KFVS)

According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, Jessi Wilfong was reported missing by her parent connected May 25 and a missing person’s study was filed with them.

The probe led them to service a hunt warrant connected June 15 astatine a location successful Cape Girardeau County.

According to tribunal documents, they recovered the carpet and carpet padding from the surviving country and hallway had been removed from the home.

Investigators determined from the grounds collected that foul play was progressive successful Wilfong’s disappearance.

On June 18, deputies went to a determination adjacent the location and recovered the tract of a precocious dug information of crushed wrong a barn structure.

While excavating the area, they recovered the remains of Jessi Wilfong.

According to tribunal documents, an auger was recovered connected the spot that had been rented by Baumgartner from an country concern connected May 24.

Deputies accidental the findings from an autopsy connected June 20 indicated Wilfong’s origin of decease was homicide.

According to tribunal documents, investigators accidental Baumgartner and Wilfong’s uncle worked unneurotic to dispose of the body.

The probe remains unfastened and ongoing.

Deputies accidental further charges are anticipated against 1 oregon much people.

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