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.


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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