On Wednesday, January 4,2012, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Ofice arrested Russell Scott Faria on charges of 1st Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Russell's wife, Elizabeth Faria, was found deceased in her home with multiple stab wounds to her body.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was calledd to assist in the investigation. Over twenty investigators with the squad investigated over one hundred leads. A search was conducted of the residence after obtaining a search warrant. Russell Faria was arrested on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011, and questioned regarding the murder; however , he was released on Thursday, December 29, 2011, due to lack of evidence at that time.
On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detectives continued their investigation at the residence located in the 100 block of Sumac Drive in Troy, Missouri. The information obtained during the totality of the investigation resulted in the charges sought against Russell Faria. Russell Faria is currently being held in the Lincoln County Jail in lieu of a $1,000,000 cash only bond.