Police investigating the murder-suicide of a man and woman found in the Missouri woods have made another shocking discovery: one of them is responsible for a murder of two researchers. two weeks before.
Although the motives for the three murders have not been made public, prosecutors stated that they believe Kevin Ray Moore, 42, is responsible for all of them.
The deadly trail began on October 1st when Camila Behrensen, 24 years old and Pablo Guzman-Palma, 25 years old— who worked together at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research — were found dead in their Kansas City apartment following a fire.
Earlier this week, broadcaster KSHB reported that a fire police report showed the fire was set up to cover up the crime. Authorities earlier said the couple suffered injuries unrelated to the fire.
Behrensen, described as “a wonderful young woman with a vibrant mind” by the Stowers Institute, hails from Argentina and spent two years studying metabolic changes in fruit flies during the following research. her doctorate.
Palma, called “a gentle soul” by the institute, is from Chile and is working on spinal cord regeneration.
After their bodies were found, police revealed that investigators wanted to test an Alexa device in the apartment may have recorded conversations between them and their killer.
But who might have murdered the couple remained a mystery until this week, when the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Kansas City Police Department and its Crime Lab had solved the murder. dual person.
“An investigation by the Kansas City Police Department has determined that on or about October 1, 2022, Kevin Ray Moore, dob: May 25, 1980 (now deceased), caused the death of Behrensen and Guzman-Palma and intentionally booked their apartments, the prosecutor said in a statement.
“Due to the efforts of the KCPD and especially the Crime Lab, KCPD used phone and computer data, surveillance video, ballistic missile testing as well as DNA testing to determine the cause of the problem. Behrensen and Guzman-Palma’s death and determine it. Moore is the suspect. “
Prosecutors later revealed that it was Moore who was found dead in Clay County in a murder-suicide that is still under investigation.
The victim in that case was Misty Brockman, 40, described in a GoFundMe as a mother of five young boys. It is unclear if Brockman knew Moore or the researchers killed.
CeeJae Coberley, a close friend of Brockman’s and creator of the fundraiser, said friends held a balloon drop in her memory on Thursday.
“We ask that you respect your family and continue to spread love, not hate, during this difficult time,” she wrote.
“We want her to be remembered for her laughter, love and loyalty! Not because of the devastation this man left behind after his actions. We will love her forever ❤️”