Ron Erwin, former owner of Eccentrix in Joplin and current owner of other businesses, is being deemed a "person of interest" in the deaths of 13 people, including a fetus, in the Albuquerque, NM area. This is according to the Joplin Globe. Erwin was also the owner of the Joplin landmark, the Book Barn, for approximately thirty years. You can follow the latest developments by clicking here.
Update (2:00 P.M.): Randy Turner of the Turner Report blog has uncovered some additional information:
"An online travel inventory posted by Erwin shows that he was in New Mexico on June 15, 2007. The inventory only dates back to 2006, however."