ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Iowa crime suspects still loose

We are part of The Trust Project.

OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Investigators have no idea where two Iowa stepbrothers suspected in a deadly crime spree might be.

Chris Michael Kauffman, 18, of Oskaloosa and his stepbrother, Jamie Jarold McMahan, 22, of Rose Hill have been missing since Wednesday when a bank in Gibson was robbed and two women were shot to death in nearby farmhouses.

FBI officials in Minneapolis were on alert Saturday, issuing a statement that Kauffman and McMahan could be in the Twin Cities area.

Authorities believe two girls missing from Oskaloosa fled the state with the men. Mandi Smith, 17, and Amanda Miller, 16, were reported missing Wednesday by their parents. Police believe the girls went with the men of their free will.

Kauffman and McMahan were charged Friday with first-degree murder in the death of Barbara Garber, 52, of rural What Cheer. They remain suspects in the bank robbery and the death of Island Schultz, 18, of rural Gibson, although charges in those cases have not been filed. Like Garber, Schultz was found shot to death and her car was missing from her home. It was found abandoned behind some grain bins

What to read next