MILLER COUNTY, Mo. – A murder suspect was arraigned in the Miller County Associate Court Tuesday morning.
Martin Dean Priest, 60, of Topeka, Kansas, is being held without bond, after being extradited from Kansas, on a first degree murder charge. The Miller County Prosecutor said Priest was charged for his involvement in the disappearance of Tammy Rothganger, a sophomore at Eldon High School, in May of 1984. Authorities say Priest was living with Rothganger’s mother, when he and another man picked up Rothganger after school and she was never heard from again.
A case review for counsel status is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018.