Names of 3 suspects released in gruesome homicide in Bollinger County

BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. (KBSI) – The names of three suspects in a gruesome missing person/homicide investigation have been released by the Bollinger County sheriff.

The Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing woman from Illinois on Thursday, Oct. 14 around 11:01 a.m. Family members of Brianna Roberts, 21, of Illinois reported her missing.

Police say Kaitlyn Morgan and Eric Nanney of Glen Allen, Missouri were the last known individuals to have had contact with Brianna. The Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office had previously responded to a dispute at Kaitlyn and Eric’s home involving all three individuals on Wednesday, October 13. Investigators with the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control conducted interviews with Kaitlyn, Eric, and Eric’s father, Ricky Nanney.

During those interviews, Bollinger County Sheriff Casey A. Graham says information was obtained in reference to Brianna being deceased due to an assault that had occurred on Thursday, October 14. Investigators conducted a search warrant at a home within Bollinger County to collect evidence. During the search, human remains were found on the property. After those remains were located, it was discovered that the victim was stabbed and shot multiple times, according to the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Graham says investigators also found Roberts’s limbs had been removed from her body. Investigators later located what appeared to be additional remains in a separate location along with several other items of evidence. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, October 18.

Eric Nanney of Glen Allen faces murder 1st degree, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse charges. He remains in custody on $1 million cash only bond.

Kaitlyn Morgan of Glen Allen was arrested and faces murder 1st degree, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment of a corpse charges. She remains in custody on $1 million cash only bond.

Ricky Nanney was arrested and faces three counts of tampering with physical evidence. His bond is $50,000 cash only.

Deputies with the Bollinger County Sheriff’s Office and investigators from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control conducted the investigation in Bollinger County.

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