Pair Charged With Murder After Remains Found in Minnesota
Yarbrough was Reported Missing June 9
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say two people killed a man on a Minnesota farmstead before burning the body and burying the remains in two separate sites.
Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott are charged with aiding and abetting murder with intent, but without premeditation.
They face 40 years in prison if convicted.
Jensen and Westcott were arrested during a search for a missing Wahpeton, North Dakota man on a Hitterdal-area farmstead last week.
Forty-one-year-old Troy Yarbrough was reported missing June 9.
The complaint in Clay County Court says the victim was hit first with a rake handle and ax and eventually died after being hit in the head with a cinder block.
The remains have been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Center for identification.