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      Police call Cray case a homicide

      Jefferson City police say while they have not found a body, they consider Christopher Cray's disappearance a homicide case.

      Police said Tuesday they now consider the search for Christopher Cray a homicide investigation.

      According to a probable cause statement, surveillance video from the Allied Waste Landfill shows Adam Moore-Duncan and another person entering the landfill around 8:15 a.m. on May 22, two days after Cray disappeared. Moore-Duncan and the other person brought a trash cart to the customer drop-off that contained a body. Someone reported the trash cart missing that morning. According to the document, Moore-Duncan admitted to picking someone up, loading the trash cart, taking it to the landfill and disposing of it, but he said he did not know there was a body inside.

      Moore-Duncan is one of two people currently in custody in connection with the Cray case. He is currently charged with tampering with physical evidence and abandoning a corpse. Police arrested Richard Love on June 18 and charged him with tampering with a witness. Love is accused of sending a witness a text reading, in part, "u rat u gon die like the first rat did in a mousetrap."

      Police started searching the landfill on Thursday and used cadaver dogs borrowed from Missouri Task Force 1 off and on throughout the week. Capt. Doug Shoemaker said in a news release Tuesday afternoon Jefferson City police still hope to find Cray alive but consider that scenario increasingly unlikely. The investigation is still open, and Shoemaker said police are still interviewing people and searching the landfill site.