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Murder charges filed against 17 year old
By: Heartland News

BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. - New details in the the murder investigation out of Bollinger county. Prosecutors say 17 year old John Wilfong faces one count of first degree murder and one count of armed criminal action.

And, according to a spokeman with the Missouri Department of Social Services, Ackman was not officially Wilfong's foster mother. The spokesperson tells Heartland News Wilfong was not in state custody, so he didn't actually have a foster parent. 

Pamela Ackman, 48, was found shot to death Tuesday afternoon by her husband after he came home from work.

Tuesday night an amber alert was sent out for 9-year-old Jacob Humphrey and his suspected abductor, John Wilfong.

Sheriff Leo McElrath tells Heartland News the two children were found Wednesday morning after seven in a home in Marble Hill.

Wilfong was then taken into custody as a suspect in the kidnapping of the 9-year-old boy.

The younger boy, 9-year-old Jacob Humphry is said to be safe now. He is being held at the Cape Girardeau County Jail.

Sheriff McElrath says the homeowner of where the boys were last night called his department this morning after seeing Heartland News coverage of the incident Tuesday night at ten.

The murder was reported around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon when a man arrived at his home on Highway 51 and found his wife's body in the kitchen.

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