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The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Makuya Stephanie Kambamba, 28, for first degree murder. The arrest was the result of an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
On May 6, 2020, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office requested the Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control to assist with a child death investigation. During the investigation, it was determined Kambamba gave birth to a live infant in a restroom toilet located inside a private business in Sullivan County. The infant was later located deceased. An autopsy was performed the following day at the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office in Columbia, Missouri.
On May 15, 2020, the Sullivan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Kambamba with first degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and felony abuse or neglect of a child. She was taken into custody by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who was assisted by the Kirksville Police Department. She was transported to the Sullivan County Jail. Kambamba was issued no bond, and will be transported to the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail, in Pattonsburg, Missouri.
The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.