FORSYTH, Mo. -- One of five people indicted by a grand jury for the deaths of a couple from Willard is out of jail today.
Robert Campbell posted a $500,000 bond and was released from the Taney County Jail on Wednesday, the Taney County Sheriff's Department said. Jail officials told KSPR News that Campbell posted bond through a bonding agency.
Campbell is one of five people indicted by a grand jury for the deaths of Rusty and Rebecca Porter of Willard. Campbell pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder last week.
Campbell is the uncle of Rusty Porter.
The Porters disappeared from their home near Willard in April 2011. Their remains were found three months later in rural Taney County, near Protem.
Another suspect, Dusty Hicks, is scheduled to appear in Taney County Circuit Court on Thursday morning.
Family members we spoke to say they've suspected Campbell the whole time, but investigators in Greene and Taney counties needed 20 months to collect enough evidence to lead to Campbell's indictment.
Now Campbell's out free after only three weeks in jail.
"I guess it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as they get it done," said Corey Ellsworth, Rebecca Porter's son. "If he's out and he runs, there's a chance he gets away and they get him."
Other family members we spoke to said they weren't surprised by Campbell's release. They expected to come up with the money.
Campbell's due back in court on February 7th.