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Police confirm murder victim’s identity

By The Mercury

Police have confirmed that a body they found in rural Geary County last week is that of Amanda Clemons of Junction City, and they believe the death was a homicide, according to a report from the Junction City Police Department.

Clemons, 24, went missing Feb. 10 when witnesses saw her being put into a silver-colored vehicle by four other people.

Junction City police, along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, discovered Clemons’ body in a rural area of southern Geary County on Feb. 12.

Medical examiners conducted an autopsy Saturday in Kansas City, Kan. They confirmed the woman’s identity and ruled that the cause of death was sharp-force injury.

Three people have been arrested in connection with Clemons’ death.

Larry Anderson, 25, Manhattan; Drexel Woody, 23, Fort Riley; and Marryssa Middleton, 22, Colorado, are confined in the Geary County Jail on $1 million bond each.

Middleton and Anderson are both charged with first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and conspiracy. Woody is charged with aiding and abetting first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and conspiracy.

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information concerning this case may call the Junction City Police Department at 785-762-5912 or Crimestoppers at 785-762-TIPS. You may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.

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