Olten

Elizabeth Olten murder case

By krcg
  • Murder suspect digs two graves

    Murder suspect digs two graves
    Olten murder suspect certified as adult
    Murder suspect Alyssa Bustamante dug two graves a week before Elizabeth was killed. Police are not releasing information on who the other grave was for.
  • Elizabeth Olten goes missing

    Elizabeth Olten goes missing
    See how the story developed Elizabeth Olten goes missing around 6:15 p.m. walking home from a friend's house
  • The search continues for Elizabeth

    The search continues for Elizabeth
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    1:05 p.m. FBI is contacted to help search
    2:03 p.m.
    Volunteers continue to search for Elizabeth. Searchers concentrate on location of the cell phone's last ping, which was in the woods behind Elizabeth's home.
    6:25 p.m.
    Searchers are pulled from the woods because it is getting too dark for a safe search to continue.
    7:15 p.m.
    Tip hotline is set up to take calls (866) 362-6422
  • The search continues for Elizabeth

    The search continues for Elizabeth
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    9:35 a.m.
    Cole County Sheriff's Department asks for volunteers to help in the search for Olten. Police use search dogs and helicopters to aid in search. Police begin to contact sex-offenders in the area.
    10:41 a.m.
    Elizabeth had a cell phone on her at the time of her disappearance. Police contact AT&T to ping the cell phone. The cell phone is triangulated to a location deep in the woods.
  • Searchers find the body of Elizabeth Olten

    Searchers find the body of Elizabeth Olten
    Searchers find the body of Elizabeth
    8 a.m.
    Helicopters used to continue the search for Elizabeth
    10 a.m.
    Search crew at 67 people as searchers start a more pin pointed and directed search for Elizabeth
    Noon
    Family works with "Missouri Missing" organization to get the word out on Elizabeth
    3 p.m.
    Police found the body of Elizabeth Olten in the woods near her home
  • Petition filed to charge 15 year-old

    Petition filed to charge 15 year-old
    Authorities file for first degree murder
    A petition was filed by the Cole County juvenile authorities to charge a 15-year-old girl for first degree murder.
  • Jefferson City School Board

    School Board to discuss Olten death
    Jefferson City School Board discusses how they will handle Elizabeth's death.
    The 15-year-old murder suspects is confirmed to be a female student at Jefferson City High School
  • Authorities look at first degree murder charge

    Authorities look at first degree murder charge
    Why first-degree murder charge for Olten murder suspect?
    Cole County Sheriff wants first degree murder charges for the 15-year-old murder suspect in Elizabeth's case.
  • Court Officials brief press on juvenile trials

    Court Officials brief press on juvenile trials
    Officials brief press on juvenile trial case
    Juvenile Court officials set date for certification hearing and plan for detention hearing for the following day.
  • Court decides to keep murder suspect in court custody

    Court decides to keep murder suspect in court custody
    Murder suspect to stay in custody
    Juvenile court authorities decides to keep the 15-year-old murder suspect in the custody of the court
  • Elizabeth Olten laid to rest

    Elizabeth Olten laid to rest
    Elizabeth Olten laid to rest
    Family and friends gathered to lay Elizabeth Olten to rest. Elizabeth's pink casket was carried by horse drawn carriage to the cemetary.
  • Elizabeth Olten's Benefit lunch

    Elizabeth Olten's Benefit lunch
    Community holds benefit for Olten family
    The community holds a benefit for the Olten family.
  • Alyssa Bustamante is certified as an adult

    Alyssa Bustamante is certified as an adult
    Olten murder suspect certified as adult
    The 15-year-old suspected of killing 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten is certified as an adult. Alyssa Bustamante was certified just before 10 a.m.
  • Bustamante certified, indicted, arraigned

    Bustamante certified, indicted, arraigned
    Bustamante certified, indicted, arraigned
    The 15-year-old suspected of killing Elizabeth Olten, Alyssa Bustamante, was certified as an adult, indicted on two accounts and the Cole County judge plead guilt on Bustamante's behalf.
  • A status hearing is cancelled

    A status hearing is cancelled
    The status hearing scheduled for this day is cancelled and replaced with a re-arraignment scheduled for Dec. 8
  • Bustamante re-arraignment

    Bustamante re-arraignment
    Status hearing was cancelled, but re-arraignment scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
    Bustamante will re-enter a plea, this time with a lawyer present
  • Lawyers decide where to have trial

    Lawyers in Bustamante case to decide from where to import juryLawyers in the Alyssa Bustamante trial agree to have the trial in Jefferson City, Mo. However, the jury will be picked from another county.
  • Lawyers decide to import jury from Greene County

    Bustamante status hearing canceled Alyssa Bustamante's status hearing scheduled for March 8 canceled. Lawyers decide to import jury from Greene County, Mo.
  • Status Hearing

    Status Hearing
    Judge Pat Joyce to rule on three motions files by Alyssa Bustamante's defense attorneys.
  • Judge decides on 1 of 3 motions

    Judge decides on 1 of 3 motions
    Judge rules on motions, Olten family speaks Cole County Judge Pat Joyce granted an ex parte, but did not rule on if Bustamante could wear regular clothes nor if she could continue school
  • Judge rules that Alyssa Bustamante can't continue her continue

    Teen murder suspect can't continue classes Cole County Judge Pay Joyce ruled that Bustamante can't continue her education as a pre-trial detainee
  • Judge sets trial date, stands by decision

    Judge stands by decision in Bustamante case Cole County Judge Pay Joyce sets a trial date for May 16 2011. Joyce stands by her ruling that denies Bustamante the right to continue education as a pre-trial detainee
  • Bustamante denied continuing school in jail, again

    Bustamante denied continuing school in jail, again Cole County Judge Pat Joyce denied Alyssa Bustamante's request to continue her education for a second time.
  • DNA test sought on knife in 9-year-old's death

    DNA test sought on knife in 9-year-old's death Prosecutor Mark Richardson wants to conduct DNA tests on a knife, defense said the test will consume the entire DNA sample, which will not allow their own testing
  • Appeals court denies Bustamante education request

    Appeals court denies Bustamante education request
    Appeals court denies Bustamante education request Alyssa Bustamante's attorney's appealed the education issue to the Mo. Western District Court of Appeals. The court denied the request.
  • Education motion taken to Missouri Supreme Court

    Bustamante's lawyers take motion to the Missouri Supreme Court Should Alyssa Bustamante continue her education as a pre-trial detainee? The question is posed to the Supreme Court. The court requested suggestions from others and will decide later
  • Defense: Return Bustamante's items; Prosecution: It's Evidence

    Defense: Return Bustamante's items; Prosecution: It's Evidence Alyssa Bustamante's lawyers want the prosecution to return the items that were taken during the investigation. The prosecution said the items still need to be processed and might be evidence
  • 1 year anniversary memorial service for Elizabeth Olten

    1 year anniversary memorial service for Elizabeth Olten
    Memorial service planned for Elizabeth Olten The Olten family planned a 1-year anniversary memorial to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Olten