Third Arrest Made in Connection to Wilder Murder

An O’Fallon man is in the Boone County Jail after becoming the 3rd person arrested in connection to a murder investigation of Leon Wilder.

Boone County Deputies arrested 37 year old Justin Traughber, last (Tuesday) night on Mulberry Drive in Columbia.

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Authorities in the case believe Traughber has some level of involvement in Wilder’s murder.

According to the probable cause statement Traughber says he had a gun during an argument with Wilder on July 6th.

Richard Henry and Arline Diedrich were arrested for Wilders murder on Monday and are scheduled in court on August 4th.

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