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Another person in custody in connection to Butler County homicide

Brice Davis (Source: Butler Co. SO) Brice Davis (Source: Butler Co. SO)
Marler & Walker (Source: Butler Co. SO) Marler & Walker (Source: Butler Co. SO)
Scene of the homicide (Source: Holly Brantley) Scene of the homicide (Source: Holly Brantley)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

According to Sheriff Mark Dobbs another person is in custody in connection with the homicide that happened Wednesday in Butler County, Missouri.

Two suspects are also facing arson charges.

Dobbs now confirms that Brice Davis of Poplar Bluff was taken into custody.

The investigation began after a fisherman discovered the body of 48-year-old Salvador Ruiz Rameriz along the southern banks of the Black River on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

According to Sheriff Dobbs, Curtis Walker and Casey Marler were arrested Thursday night in Wright County, Missouri after a high speed chase that started near Hartsville, Missouri.

Wright County deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were able to catch up to them after the suspects pulled into a home in the rural area of the county.

Walker is facing second degree burglary charges and Marler has multiple outstanding warrants. Marler is currently facing auto theft and felony stealing charges.

Authorities believe Brice Davis was present at the time of the killing.

They also believe he helped Curtis Walker burglarize the victim's home after the killing.

Authorities also say that Brice Davis and Curtis Walker are facing arson charges.

According to the sheriff, Davis, Walker and Marler could be facing second-degree murder charges.

Dobbs says they could be formally charged by the end of the weekend. However, they have not been formally charged with second-degree murder at this time.

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