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DONIPHAN, MO (KFVS) -  Sheriff Ron Barnett says four people have been arrested for murder in connection with the death of two people last weekend.     
     
Barnett would not release the suspects names pending formal charges, but he did say two men and two women were arrested

The crime happened last Saturday night, when someone found 81-year-old Edgar Atkinson in his burned home.
     
The sheriff says Atkinson had been shot in the back of the head.
     
Another victim, 69-year-old Bonnie Chase, was not shot though.  Her cause of death is still under investigation.

Barnett thinks the suspects arrested Friday night may be responsible for a similar incident near Doniphan about three weeks ago, in which another man and woman were killed.

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