Search continues for evidence in murder case

UPDATE: Five divers are currently using metal detectors to search for evidence in a Clay County pond. The evidence is linked to a murder case we reported to you back in June.

In June we told you about 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott. Court documents say Westcott saw Jensen come around a corner and and hit a man by the name of Troy Yarbrough over the head with a yard rake handle and then with an ax. Yarbrough's body was found nearby a short time later.

Stick with Valley News Live throughout the day to find out what more evidence is found in the case.

ORIGINAL: A man and woman arrested last week in connection to a missing person's case out of Wahpeton, are being charged with aiding and abetting murder.

The missing person report was for Troy Edmund Yarbrough. During the investigation it was learned that Yarbrough was last seen with 39-year-old Jason Douglas Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Louise Westcott.

Court documents today reveal that on May 20, 2018, Kayla Wescott said she ended up at a Hitterdal farmstead with both Yarbrough and Jensen. Wescott says Jensen came around a corner and hit Yarbrough over the head with a yard rake handle and then with an ax.

Wescott says Jensen then told her to hit Yarbrough with the ax, but she said that she missed when she swung.

Documents say that Yarbrough was then brought to a shed on the farmstead property and left overnight.

When Wescott and Jensen went to the shed the next day, Yarbrough was still alive. Wescott claims that Jensen then hit Yarbrough over the head with a cinder block, killing him.

Documents state that Jensen claims it was Kayla Wescott who murdered Yarbrough with both the stick and the cinderblock. He states that he was 'pretty drunk' during the events, but did help to dispose of the body.