The investigation revealed that suspects forced entry into the home and assaulted the male and female resident. Investigators believe this home invasion is drug related and this residence was targeted by the suspects. The female resident, age 24, received minor injuries. The male, Augustus Roberts, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators are asking neighbors in Old Hawthorne to please contact the police department at (573)874-7652 if they have any home security video or any information of suspicious vehicles or persons in the area prior to or after the homicide.