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Wife & children charged in man's murder

Dorothy Vance (Source: Yazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Dorothy Vance (Source: Yazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Andrew Vance (Source: Yazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Andrew Vance (Source: Yazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Nicole Vance (Source: Yazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Nicole Vance (Source: Yazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Arthur Vance (Source: Yazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Arthur Vance (Source: Yazoo Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Three family members are charged with capital murder in the death of a Yazoo County man whose body was found on New Year's Eve.

On December 31, 2011, a bridge inspector found Arthur Vance, who was 60 years old, dead near a creek in Yazoo County.

Now Vance's wife and two children have been arrested and charged with capital murder in the case:

  • Dorothy Vance, 59 (wife)
  • Andrew Vance, 33 (son)
  • Nicole Vance, 23 (daughter)

Yazoo County investigators say the case is still ongoing, "Were looking into two different scenarios, I don't want to comment, were just not sure of motive," said Tommy Irvine, the lead investigator.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and the Madison County Sheriff's Department assisted Yazoo County authorities in the case.

The arrests were made at the Vance's family home in Kearney Park.  Neighbors say they can't believe they were involved.  First cousin and neighbor Laverne Sessions tells WLBT News, "I just can't believe it.  There's no way possible.  They are some good people and I can't see it and you can go around in the neighborhood and they will tell you the same thing."

Investigators say there could be more arrests in the case, possibly more relatives. 

More details on this developing story later on WLBT and wlbt.com.

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