UPDATE: Authorities confirm body found in Geary County is Amanda Clemons

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan Authorities in northeast Kansas say a body found last week in rural Geary County is that of a Junction City woman missing since Feb. 7.

Junction City police also said Tuesday that the death of 24-year-old Amanda Clemons has been ruled a homicide. An autopsy conducted over the weekend determined that Clemons died of what police called sharp-force injury.

Witnesses reported seeing Clemons being placed in a car outside a Junction City motel the night she disappeared. Her body was discovered Feb. 12.

A Manhattan man and a woman from Colorado were arrested last week on suspicion of first-degree murder. Police also arrested a 25-year-old Fort Riley man on suspicion of aiding a murder.

Bond for the three suspects was set at $1 million.

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Police say three suspects will be in court Friday to face charges in a case apparently involving a missing Junction City woman.

Junction City police say a body found in rural Geary County Wednesday matches the description 24-year-old Amanda Clemons, although an official identification has not been confirmed.

Clemons was last seen on Feb. 7. Witnesses said they saw her being placed into a car at the Budget Host Hotel in Junction City.

Marryssa Middleton, 22, of Colorado, was arrested early Thursday on charges including first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. Drexel Woody, 23, of Ft. Riley, was arrested for aiding and abetting murder and aggravated kidnapping.

Then Thursday evening, Larry Lamathis Anderson, of Manhattan, was arrested on charges including first-degree murder aggravated kidnapping. All three face court hearings on Friday in Geary County.

The investigation into the case is continuing, and anyone with information concerning this case may call the Junction City Police Department at (785) 762-5912 or Crimestoppers at (785) 762-TIPS. You may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.

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