There has been a major break in the sadistic sexual torture and murder case in Independence, apparently coming from the couple suspected in two brutal deaths. Documents have been released that indicate Richard Davis and Dena Riley confessed to investigators that they kidnapped, sexually molested and killed two women; 41-year-old Marsha Spicer and 36-year-old Michelle Ricci. Investigators say they directed them to the body of Ricci, buried in a remote part of Clay County. Jackson County Prosecutor Mike Sanders says it appears there are no other victims, but that the investigation would continue. The Jackson County Circuit Court has released documents that include affidavits for search warrants, search-warrant returns, and statements from witnesses that supported obatining the search warrants. The documents set out a grisly tale that for more than a week made Davis and Riley the FBI’s most wanted couple. Authorities have not identified the body found in Clay County as that of Ricci. DNA tests are being conducted.
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