CAMERON, Missouri - Cameron police say a missing woman’s body was found inside
a burned-out car late Friday morning.
The family of 36-year-old Angela Newsom reported her missing in
Chillicothe two days ago. Friday, police found her body inside of
burned vehicle near Old U.S. 36 and Bob Griffin Road, just east of
Interstate 35 in Cameron.
A passerby saw the fire in a field off Bob Griffin Road.
Shawn Griffin, 39 of Cameron, was arrested for her murder Friday
evening. He has been charged with second-degree murder.
Family friends said the two were dating. Newsom was raising
three children. Family and friends gathered at the scene Friday.
Several different police agencies worked on this case.
"Certainly we have made an arrest, but now we have to make sure
we haven’t overlooked any evidence that is out there and that
is what's nice about the major case squad it brings a lot of
manpower," said Sgt. Sheldon Lyon.
Officers haven't released a motive in this case. Griffin is in
the Clinton County Jail on a $500,000 bond.