Two arrested for 'Pioneer Woman' statue theft from National Trails Museum

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Two arrests have been made in relation to the theft of a historic statue from the National Trails Museum in Independence.

Museum employees noticed "The Pioneer Woman" was missing Monday morning. They said the statue was ripped from its granite base.

Wednesday, Independence police announced that two people were taken into custody.

The statue, located at the back of the museum, was commissioned by community leaders. The city was offering a $5,000 reward for the statue's return. It wasn't immediately clear if a tip led to the arrests.

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