"In this case in particular there were a lot of people we wanted to go out and interview very quickly so we had the ability to call upon that resource," states LT. Darren Gallup, Joplin Police Department.
Police have also arrested two suspects in the burglary of the victims home. Johnathan J. Taylor, 19, of Joplin and Cody E. Stephens, 20, of Parsons, Kansas are accused of taking a black lock box belonging to Wages. Police say they don't believe Wages knew the suspects before the crime.
If you have any information please contact the Joplin Police Department or your local authorities.