UPDATE: Deaths of 3 in central Missouri home deemed homicides

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 9:17 a.m. CDT

COLE CAMP — The deaths of a teenage girl and two adults in a central Missouri home were homicides, authorities said Wednesday.

The bodies of Donnie R. Luetjen, 64; Sharon K. Luetjen, 61; and Taron D. Luetjen, 15, were found in their home in Cole Camp on Tuesday evening, Sgt. Scott Meyer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Meyer said in a statement that details about the cause of death or how long the victims had been dead would not be released.

Authorities say the deaths likely occurred Sunday or Monday.

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is being activated to help with the investigation.


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