November 7, 2018 – Arkansas State police spokesperson Bill Sadler says decomposed bodies were found inside a crashed car. The bodies were identified as Jamie Katzenmaier, 28, of Sedalia, Mo., and Leslea Shannon, 35, of Centerview, Mo. The car with the bodies were found last week by a trooper who saw the car. It car was visible now as leaves had fallen revealing it. The car was found overturned off U.S. 65 near the town of Leslie, according to Arkansas State Police.
Authorities confirms the car found in Searcy County matches Jamie Katzenmaier. Police suspected the couple was traveling in northwest Arkansas area. The Mazda left the highway, struck a tree and overturned.
Police believe she is with Jamie Katzenmaier in a white 2000 Mazda B2000. The vehicle they are traveling in has front end damage and the right tail light may not work.
Leslea Shannon, 35, is missing from Warrensburg, Missouri. She was last seen in the Branson area on September 8, 2018 and at Walmart in Warsaw, Mo. She was to be at her brother’s birthday party but she did not show up.
Her family contacted the police and filed a report. Leslie would never abandon her children and she would never not come to her brother’s party, they told Fox 4 news. They were also able to track her phone and it showed her in Leslie, Arkansas. The family does not know why she would be there.
Leslea’s family said a judge denied a subpoena request for investigators to ping her phone, which is something I have never heard of before. The family said it was because of “her age (probably meaning she was an adult) and privacy laws.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Leslea Shannon, call the Warrensburg Police Department at 660-747-9133.
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