Sikeston man arrested for murder after woman found dead in home

Sikeston man charged for murder.
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 2:05 PM CDT|Updated: 22 hours ago
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SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A Sikeston man was arrested in connection with a woman’s murder.

Fabayan Larry, 37, of Sikeston, was arrested and is being held on a no-bond warrant in Scott County for the charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Service, officers responded to the 100 block of Broadway in Sikeston around 9 a.m. on Monday, September 18 for a suspected missing person.

When investigators checked inside the missing person’s home, they say they found the body of 49-year-old Carolyn Kelso Hann.

The major case squad was activated.

According to court documents, she was found lying face up on the floor with her hands and feet bound with duct tape. Her head was also wrapped in duct tape, covering her eyes, nose and mouth.

They say they found a hammer, a knife, a screwdriver and a roll of duct tape in the kitchen sink, as well as a Blink doorbell camera.

Investigators say they found a safe in one of the rooms of the home. The door to the safe had been forced open and it was empty.

According to court documents, an autopsy revealed Hann suffered from stab wounds, blunt force trauma and suffocation from the tape. They say her jaws were broken and her head had extensive injuries.

The forensic medical examiner estimated Hann was killed sometime between the evening hours of Thursday, September 14 and the early morning hours of Friday, September 15.

Cigarettes found at the scene were sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab in Springfield. Investigators say the lab report showed the DNA profile matched a profile from Fabayan Lamar Larry.

While interviewing a health care worker, investigators say she told she last had contact with Hann on Thursday, Sept. 14. She said she knew Hann had recently gotten into a relationship with a man who had just been released from prison, but she didn’t know the man’s name.

The health care worker told investigators she went to Hann’s home on Friday morning, but the door was locked and no one answered. She said the door was unlocked when she arrived at the home on Monday morning, Sept. 18.

A neighbor told investigators he had recently seen a man at Hann’s home, but didn’t know who the man was. He said he saw the man at her home multiple times throughout the day, including seeing him washing Hann’s car on Thursday, Sept. 14

According to court documents, the neighbor gave a description of the man and it matched that of Fabayan Larry.

Investigators say Hann’s daughter told them Hann recently acquired $25,000 in cash.

During an interview, a woman who knew Larry told investigators he told her he had recently came into some money.

Larry was arrested on Sept. 28 in Cape Girardeau on a warrant issued through Missouri Probation and Parole.

According to court documents, in 2008, Larry was arrested for murder, robbery, burglary and armed criminal action in Sikeston. The case was later transferred to Butler county.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery and armed criminal action, and was sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. He was released in December 2022.