Man facing murder charge in New Madrid Co. rest area shooting extradited to Missouri

Man facing murder charge back in Missouri

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A man arrested in connection to the murder of a woman at a New Madrid County, Missouri rest area has been extradited to Missouri.

Eliot D. Bonner, 27, of St. Charles, Mo. was extradited to Missouri from Texas. He arrived in New Madrid County at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17.

He’s currently being held in the Pemiscot County Jail and will be arraigned on Thursday.

Bonner was charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm in the October 31, 2018 shooting of Monica Keenlance.

Authorities interviewed a person at the O’Fallon, Missouri Police Department. During the interview, the person said they talked to Bonner on November 2, 2018 and he told her he shot and killed a woman at a rest stop.

According to the probable cause statement, Bonner asked Keenlance for $50 at the rest stop and she called him a racial slur and told him to get a job. Bonner then shot her.

Bonner took off in a stolen red SUV matching the description given by a witness.

He was being held at the McCulloch County Jail in Brady, Texas.

A New Madrid County deputy and a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigator traveled to Texas.

(Source: KFVS)
(Source: KFVS)

Bonner is also facing charges in Missouri for second-degree burglary, resisting arrest and stealing a motor vehicle.

Officers are also conducting similar investigations in Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis, according to the sheriff.

Heartland News’ Kathy Sweeney reported on the mystery of Keenlance’s death in Heartland Unsolved.

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