(NEW YORK) — Authorities in Platte County, Mo., say they may have found the bodies of two missing sisters, following a tip from a person of interest in the case.
The bodies were found in an open field in Clinton County late Sunday, according to ABC News station KMBC. Police have not confirmed whether they were the bodies of Britny Haarup, 19, and Ashley Key, 22, who went missing Friday from their Edgerton home.
The person of interest has been arrested, according to KMBC.
Haarup’s fiance, Matt Meyers, reportedly found their two children, 6 months and 18 months old, alone in their crib when he returned home Friday evening. Meyers then ran to neighbors, saying there was blood inside the house. Police were called to the scene. On Saturday morning, a white pick-up truck belonging to the father of Haarup’s fiance was found abandoned miles from the women’s home.
No visible signs of foul play were found in or on the vehicle, police said.
The purses of both women and Haarup’s cell phone were found inside the house, but bed sheets from the home were reportedly missing.
“She is a very good mother. She would never leave her kids at home, especially for that amount of time,” said Cassandra Meyers, Haarup’s sister-in-law.
Friends and family members held a candlelight vigil Saturday night in Edgerton to pray for the women’s safe return.
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