Second person charged with first degree murder in 2020 rural Buchanan County death


BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. — A second person has been charged in connection to a rural Buchanan County death in February, 2020.

Marcus Brooks is charged with first degree murder in the death of Ariel Starcher.

Marcus Brooks Mugshot

Starcher’s body was found in a bag in a ditch along Vincent Road on February 18, 2020 by a Missouri Department of Transportation employee.

Brooks’ bond was denied.

Taylor Stoughton was charged with second degree murder in Starchers death.

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