Law enforcement agencies across Iowa are on alert for a vehicle that -may- be fleeing through the state carrying suspects in a brutal murder in northwest Missouri. An eight-months pregnant woman was killed Thursday afternoon at her home in Skidmore, Missouri, some 20 miles from the Iowa border, and her fetus was ripped from her womb. Nodaway County Sheriff Ben Espey says the suspects may be black marketeers in infants. Sheriff Espey says their information indicates the suspects intended to extract as many as three babies and sell them on the black market. Espey says “I think that when the baby was taken, the intention was to keep it alive because the umbilical cord was cut, the baby was not left at the scene…there was no blood splattered outside of the one-room area…the baby was wrapped up and carried out.” The sheriff was asked about the forced C-section procedure involved and whether at least one of the suspects may have medical training. Espey says the person would have to have had some training but “it’s not a very talented medical person.” The victim is identified as 23-year-old Bobbi Jo Stinnett. Her husband is -not- considered a suspect. Stinnett was found clutching a few blonde hairs in her hand. Authorities believe they’re looking for three suspects — two men and a woman. Espey describes the likely get-away car. It’s a red two-door car, late ’80s or early ’90s, faded to possibly pink, with an “H” on the grill, perhaps meaning it’s a Honda. An Amber Alert has been issued in Missouri, but not in Iowa, as yet.
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