Incendiary devices found at home of suspect in missing Missouri woman case


WINDYVIILLE, Mo. (AP) — Springfield fire officials say two incendiary devices were found at the home of a suspect in the disappearance of a woman who reportedly was locked in a cage at the house.

The house rented by 58-year-old James Phelps burned to the ground on Oct. 4.

Springfield fire officials said bomb squad investigators found devices in a mortar tube covered by a balloon at the home in Dallas County. Both had tripwires.

Phelps and 56-year-old Timothy Norton are charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance of Cassidy Rainwater, who has not been seen since July.

Court documents say law enforcement has evidence Rainwater was held in a cage on Phelps’ property before she disappeared.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trademark and Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


Latest News

More News