A year after a woman was snatched off a Houston parking lot and murdered at Roby, the man accused is set to stand trial in January for her death.
Kenneth Clark, 52, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and kidnapping in the death of his former girlfriend, Susan J. Campbell, 56, on Aug. 19, 2018. Authorities said after murdering Campbell, Clark turned a weapon on himself in a failed suicide attempt and was hospitalized in St. Louis. He recovered and remains in jail.
Clark will stand trial the week of Jan. 21 in Waynesville on a change of venue. He is represented by David Steelman of Rolla.
Campbell’s body was found in a vehicle at Roby that had been occupied by Clark. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities became aware of a potential dangerous situation following a report that a woman — later discovered to be Campbell — had been abducted and forced into a car at Houston Walmart Supercenter parking lot. Two hours later, the car was reported on the parking lot of a convenience store at Roby with Clark nearby. A gun and shell casings were found at Roby Lake.