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Youth charged with murder of missing girl


October 17, 2019

17-year-old Michael Campbell of Sturgis, SD appeared in court in Meade County, SD, last week charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed to be that of missing Upton resident Shayna Ritthaler.

Ritthaler, who attended school in Moorcroft and lived south of Upton, disappeared on October 3. Moorcroft Police Department quickly asked for the public’s help in providing information about the 16-year-old, who was last seen entering a black vehicle at the Coffee Cup Fuel Stop at around 12:36 p.m.

According to a press release, the Moorcroft Poli...

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