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Craig Michael Wood Charged With First-Degree Murder In Amber Alert Case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A man was charged in the murder of a missing 10-year-old Springfield girl who was found dead Wednesday morning.

The news came just hours after police announced they had a suspect in custody in the abduction of Hailey Owens. The man, identified as 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood, was later charged with first-degree murder.

The Kansas Highway Patrol tweeted out Wednesday morning Owens’ body was found, though police did not confirm that during a 6:30 a.m. news conference.

[ KMOV.COM STORY ]

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.