Man charged in 1996 murder of Raytown woman

A man serving time in a Missouri prison has confessed to the 1996 murder of a Raytown woman whose body was discovered near a cemetery in northwest Missouri, the St. Joseph News-Press reported.

Michael R. Wilson, 55, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Therese Campen.

The newspaper said Andrew County Prosecutor Steve Stevenson announced that Wilson said Campen picked him up in a vehicle in Raytown. He allegedly confessed to strangling her with a rubber hose and drug her body into woods in the small town of Amazonia. Wilson allegedly then struck her in the head with a piece of a broken grave stone to make sure she was dead.

Wilson is serving time for rape, sodomy and other offenses.