Third Person Charged in Audrain Murder

The Audrain County Prosecutor has charged a third person with murder after the body of Leon Wilder the third was found on a rural Audrain County Road in July.

Justin Traughber is facing charges of second degree murder, first degree robbery, drug trafficking, tampering with an airplane or motorboat and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Traughber was arrested on July 12 in Columbia. According to the probable cause statement, he admitted to having a gun during an argument with Wilder on July 6. This argument is being investigated as part of the murder.

Richard Henry the second and Arline Diedrich are each charged with first degree murder in the case. They are being held in the Audrain County Jail.

Traughber is detained in Boone County.

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