NEAR LAMPE, Mo.-- Two juveniles accused in the killing of a couple at their home on Table Rock Lake Thursday had been staying at a nearby boys ranch.
Paul and Margaret Brooks were killed inside a house just three miles from the home for at-risk boys.
Administrators of the "Lives Under Construction" Boys Ranch in Lampe tell KSPR News the two had run away.
Here's a statement the boys ranch released Friday.
February 1, 2013
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff and boys of LUC, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victims. We grieve the loss of these members of our community and we hold the safety and welfare of all the people in our community in the highest regard.
While I cannot address all the specific questions pertaining to the two boys in custody - I can tell you that LUC has been in operation for 30 years, has had over 350 boys go through the program and has seen God work tremendous miracles in the lives of our boys. We will continue our mission to provide the opportunity of restoration and rehabilitation in the lives of the boys that are placed in our care.
Chairman of the Board of Directors