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Juvenile charged with murder of missing 16-year-old


October 10, 2019

Michael Campbell of Sturgis, SD appeared in court this morning 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 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 in Moorcroft at around 12:36 p.m.

The department later received information that suggested Ritthaler was in the Lead and Deadwood area or near Sturgis.

On October 7, Me...

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