Arrests made in Auxvasse double murder
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:04:25 GMT —
The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney has filed charges against an Audrain County husband and wife in connection with the murder of an Auxvasse father and daughter.On September 2, Callaway County authorities responded to a structure fire on County Road 1027.
Officers said they found the bodies of Michael Wieberg and Amanda Wieberg in the remains of the house. An autopsy determined the two died before the fire. A .40 caliber bullet was taken from the body of Amanda.In a three week long investigation, the Callaway County Sheriff TMs Department said interviews with the suspects, Ryan Christopher Coari and his wife Jacie Kollene Gagala Coari, lead to their arrests.
Sheriff TMs Department officials said Jacie told investigators in an interview that she dropped her husband off down the road from Mike Wieberg TMs home.Prosecuting documents indicate Ryan Coari told his wife he intended to rob Mike. When Ryan Coari returned home, he told his wife he bound and killed the two victims.During and interview with Ryan, he admitted to detectives that he shot Mike with a .40 caliber handgun. Ryan admitted both Amanda and Mike were dead when he left the residence. He also admitted to starting a fire in the Wieberg residence.Chris Wilson said Ryan Coari is charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of arson in the first degree.
Jacie Kollene Gagala Coari is charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count of first degree attempted robbery.
Sheriff Dennis Crane said after the homicides the two left the area and drove to Michigan in a rented U-Haul. The two were arrested there on Michigan charges when they failed to meet the U-Haul rental agreement.
Ryan and Jacie Coari are currently being held in a Michigan jail. Sheriff Crane has asked the two be held without bond.Sheriff Crane said the Coaris and the Wiebergs knew one another, but wouldn't give details as to how.