Arrests made in Buchanan Co. homicide one year ago


BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. — The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Taylor Stoughton in Independence, Mo. in connection with a homicide that killed Ariel Starcher on Feb. 18, 2020.

The sheriff’s office announced on Sunday afternoon that Marcus Brooks was taken into custody by the Independence Missouri Police Department.

Marcus Brooks – Courtesy Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office

Starcher was found along Vincent Road by a MDOT employee.

Anyone with information about Brooks’ whereabouts or the investigation is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 816-236-8845 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-236-8477



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