Second arrest made in Starcher murder case

29-year-old Marcus Brooks was taken into custody Sunday, according to the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office.

Posted: Feb 21, 2021 6:43 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2021 3:23 PM

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo) Authorites have arrested a person of interest in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Ariel Starcher.

29-year-old Marcus Brooks was arrested Sunday in Independence. 

Brooks' arrest comes one day after another suspect was arrested and charged with the murder of Starcher, whose body was found in a duffel bag along Vincent Road in rural Buchanan County just over a year ago.   

Charges against Brooks have not yet been announced. 

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