Remains may be Missouri woman missing 8 years

JM McBride

Belongings found with human skeletal remains in Crawford County, Missouri, are consistent with those of a missing woman named Amanda Caudill, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.

On March 17, 2023, search operations “were ended in the 300 block of Mound Ridge Rd. After 3 days of searching several items were discovered along with human skeletal remains. At this time several items were located that are consistent with the an open missing persons case from Crawford County involving Amanda Caudill,” a press release from the Sheriff’s Department says
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On December 15, 2014, Amanda Caudill “was reported missing, along with a .270 rifle, a camouflage coat, Muck boots, and her cell phone. The items of clothing that have been recovered during the search from March 15-17, 2023, are consistent with those same items and a .270 rifle was also located.”

The release continues, “Further search of the clothing resulted in the discovery of a cell phone matching the description provided for Amanda’s cellular phone. Additionally, a Missouri driver’s license belonging to Amanda Caudill was located within one of the pockets.”

The Sheriff’s Office says that the coroner will make formal identification. The cause of death was not released.

Amanda's father Lee Caudill previously told the Phelps County Focus of the last time he saw his daughter, “She came to the house and I could tell something was wrong, you could tell by her mood. I took her outside and I asked what’s wrong. She said nothing. I said BS. I knew something was wrong. She was almost in tears and her face was red. I told her you need to tell me what's going on so I can help you. I said I’m here for you. What's going on? She said nothing, I can take care of it on my own and let’s go back in the house. I said okay. I didn’t want to push it. I thought that would only push her away.”

After that conversation, Caudill disappeared.

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