Two bodies found in Morgan County

Two bodies were found in Morgan County on Tuesday. / Photo by KRCG 13's Mark Slavit

Updated, 9:20 a.m.

Police are continuing to investigate a double homicide in Morgan County.

Around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, a neighbor went to check on an elderly couple in their Oak Hill Road home in the Ivy Bend area. Upon entering the home the neighbor found Mable Irene Wells, 71, lying in a pool of blood.

When Morgan County deputies arrived on the scene and checked the home they found Wayne Wells, 82, in another room. Both people appeared to have been shot multiple times.

Police say that the south door of the house had been forced open, lights were on and both victims were fully clothed.

They believe the incident occurred between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. the previous night.

One neighbor claimed that her dogs made a lot of noise around 6:00 p.m.and were quiet for the rest of the evening.

An autopsy is sceduled for 11:00 a.m. this morning.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to call 573-378-5481.

In another incident around 5:00 p.m. about one mile from the homicides, a man reported a handgun missing from his home. While deputies were talking to him, a neighbor was outside yelling and had a knife.

He had stabbed himself and after a standoff officers arrested him. He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with non-life-threatening injuries.

Updated, 8:20 p.m.:

An arrest has been made, although officials won't say if it's connected to the homicide investigation.

Updated, 3:20 p.m.:

An elderly couple was murdered during a robbery at their Ivy Bend home. The suspect or suspects are still at large and the search continues.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating. The Versailles coroner is en route to retrieve the bodies.

The sheriff needs a search warrant to investigate the home, although authorities did enter the home during the initial response because they had probable cause.

Ivy Bend which is just south of Stover.

Original, 3:10 p.m.:

Morgan County officials are investigating a double homicide on Oak Hill Road.

We'll share more information as it becomes available.