Man in Body Dumping Case Faces a Judge
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A Blue Springs man charged with abandoning the corpse of a woman in a creek in Cass County was arraigned Monday afternoon in Jackson County court in Independence.
Lance Gross, 52, is charged with abandoning the corpse of 48-year-old Peggy Perez.. According to Blue Springs Police, Perez died in Lance Gross’ home on January 20th while the couple were having sex.
Prosecutors say that Lance Gross waited for three days before calling his brother, Marlin Gross, 49, in to help wrap Perez’s body in plastic and throw it in a creek.
According to the victim’s sister, Perez met Lance Gross at a VFW bar in Kansas City late last year, and that the two were dating.