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Police Make Arrests in Infant Body Case

Latasha Wilson
Latasha Wilson and Zakary Carter.

The University of Central Missouri Police Department and the Warrensburg Police Department’s joint investigation in the discovery of an infant’s body in a cave at Pertle Springs recreation area on March 4 has resulted in the arrests and filing of formal criminal charges against two individuals.

Based on current evidence, Latasha Wilson, 19 Warrensburg, was formally charged with Abandonment of a Corpse, a class D Felony, and Zakary Carter, 20 Warrensburg has been formally charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class D Felony.

Authorities await the results of the autopsy and will continue to further investigate to determine if additional charges will be filed.

The arrests are a result of the community responding to the request for assistance posted in the media, and the partnership of UCM Police, Warrensburg Police and the Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney.

Anyone that may have additional information pertaining to this case should contact the Warrensburg Police Department Detective Division at 660-747-9133.

This press release provided by the Warrensburg Police Department.

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