3 family members found shot to death in Missouri

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | 4:57 p.m. CDT

COLE CAMP — Authorities say three people found dead in their west-central Missouri home were shot to death.

The bodies of 64-year-old Donnie Luetjen; his wife, Sharon Luetjen; and their 15-year-old granddaughter, Taron Luetjen, were found in their Cole Camp home Tuesday.

Sgt. Scott Meyer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Thursday that all three died of a gunshot wound. He would not say what type of gun was used or if there was an apparent break-in at the home.

Meyer said no suspects are in custody, but authorities are asking for the public's help. The victims were last seen Sunday.

The Rural Missouri Major Case Squad, a collection of officials from law enforcement agencies around the state, has been activated to help with the investigation.


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