Possible arrest coming ‘any moment’: Police search nearby home in connection to murder of Missouri couple found shot dead on their porch

Police in Missouri executed a search warrant of a home in connection to the slaying of a young couple found murdered on their porch last weekend.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Alex Chute, 28, and Brianna Sproul, 30, were found shot to death on their front porch in Willard on Saturday, November 14. More than a week later, police have still not made any arrests, but law enforcement officials — who said early on that the victims were targeted — have indicated they are narrowing in on a suspect.

“We are far closer now than we were in the beginning to being able to disclose and discuss motive and suspect information but we’re not quite they’re yet,” Willard Police Chief Tom McClain told KY3 on Saturday.

“Because of the size of the staff, it could be at any moment or it could be another week possibly,” the chief said.

According to KTTS, Willard police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol executed a search warrant Thursday at a home in Springfield, which is less than 15 miles from Willard. According to the report, police would not comment on what they were looking for in the home. It is not yet known who resides there. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Chute was in an ongoing custody battle with his former wife and the mother of his young daughter, but police have not named her a person of interest in the murder investigation.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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