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Daughter finds mother dead, father injured

A woman went to check on her elderly parents in the 3400 block of Woodrail Terrace on Oct. 31. Upon arriving, she found both her mother and father injured and called the police.

At 12:21 p.m., Columbia Police Department officers were dispatched to the report of a gunshot wound. However, police were unable to locate any evidence of a gun used in the incident.

Paramedics pronounced the female victim dead on the scene. The cause of death will be released upon the completion of the autopsy report by the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office. The male victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

According to the news release, detectives are not actively searching for suspects at this time.

No more information is currently available, as the investigation is still ongoing.

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Suspicious vehicle results in ‘slow-speed’ police chase

After a “slow-speed” pursuit took place downtown Oct. 22, police arrested 32-year-old Donald Vonzelle Buckner of Columbia.

Buckner was driving a suspicious vehicle close to the Boone County Courthouse at 705 E. Walnut, police reported.

At 3:14 p.m. Columbia Police Department officers were notified and dispatched. Once on the scene, officers spotted the vehicle described to them with correct license plates. CPD has not released what type of vehicle it was.

The chase ended when the officers believed it became unsafe. CPD has not stated at what speed they stopped the pursuit.

On Oct. 23 police arrested Buckner in Atchison County for his warrant in Boone County, along with charges in Jackson County. The Boone County Prosecutor’s Office will receive a warrant request with further charges from the chase.

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Jan. 19, 2015

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Jan. 18, 2015

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Jan. 16, 2015

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Jan. 13, 2015

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Jan. 11, 2015

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Jan. 10, 2015

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