Vrba said the trio burned Steinfeld’s body, and placed some of the bones into a garbage bag and that the bag was placed in a chicken coop near the residence. The women said Vrba told them he had gouged Steinfeld’s eyes and stabbed him in his genitals, and bragged about the killing, the detective wrote.

The detective said Calderas admitted Steinfeld was killed at her home and that she helped burn the body, but that she didn’t want her dead. Schauer and Vrba disagreed, saying that Calderas mentioned several days earlier that she wanted Steinfeld to die. Calderas led authorities to the knife used in the killing and Steinfeld’s phone, the detective wrote.

Vrba and Schauer also are charged with armed criminal action. The pair and Steinfeld are from Houston, Missouri, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) northeast of where the body was found.

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