JEFFERSON CITY — Authorities in mid-Missouri say a warrant served at a home in the neighborhood where a 9-year-old girl was found dead this past week was unrelated to the killing.
The Cole County Sheriff's Department served the warrant Friday night just hours after the body of Elizabeth Olten was discovered. The department said Tuesday the warrant was related to a traffic stop, not to the girl's death.
A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday on whether a 15-year-old charged in the killing should continue to be detained.
Juvenile Court Administrator Michael Couty said the teen won't be in the courtroom but will take part by videoconference.