(Boone County, Ky.) – Boone County authorities are at a Rumpke landfill in Butler, Kentucky trying to find body parts relating to a murder investigation.
On Tuesday morning, three Boone County men were arrested for the Wednesday, January 9 kidnapping, torture, murder, and dismemberment of another man. They are Jefferey Allen, 21, of Verona; Anthony Baumgartner, 23, of Florence; and Stephen Harkness, 22, of Verona.
The victim has not been identified.
“In the course of an investigation of a missing person detectives developed information implicating the aforementioned three,” said Boone County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Tom Scheben.
Detectives were led to an undisclosed location in Verona where they discovered the torso and some dismembered body parts of a white man wrapped up and discarded in a field. They also learned the missing body parts had supposedly been disposed of in a dumpster in Florence, Kentucky.
Investigators are continuing to search for other parts of that body. As many as ten detectives are spending their Tuesday at the Rumpke of Kentucky Landfill in Butler, Kentucky searching for the evidence.
Scheben said the missing person case does not relate to Terry Hand, a Florence-area man who remains missing since he was last seen January 6.