Two Indiana residents have been charged in the Jan. 6 murder on Old Highway 40 in Callaway County. They remain at large.
Ruben Corales Cabrera, 33, and Emily Ricketts, 22, both of Indianapolis, Indiana, are considered armed and dangerous, according to a Friday evening news release from the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.
Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Wilson charged Cabrera and Ricketts with murder in the first degree following an investigation into the death of Lauro Garza-Perez. He was found shot in the 1500 block of Old Highway 40 near the Boone County line.
Cabrera is also charged with armed criminal action.
Cabrera and Ricketts have ties to the Columbia area, according to the news release.
No further details on the suspects were released.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Offices continues the investigation with assistance from the Boone County Sheriff's Office, Columbia Police Department, Indianapolis Police Department and the United States Department of Homeland Security-Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cabrera and Ricketts should contact law enforcement immediately and not approach either suspect. Information can be provided anonymously by calling Callaway County Crimestoppers at 573-592-2474.