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Opera House Burned Down, Owner Missing

MAITLAND, MO — Not only did the Maitland Opera House burn down last Saturday, but its owner Kenneth Rainwater, 66, who lived at the House, has been missing since the same day. Rainwater was recently released from jail on $50,000 bond, after being charged with possession of child pornography, and he was scheduled for a court appearance on Wednesday. Evidence has since been found in both his car and at the opera house, and included are notes that explain his experience with military explosives and infer he would leave the country out of fear that he’d not get a fair trial. Investigations into the case continue and include the Holt County Sheriff’s Department, Nodaway County authorities, the ATF and Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office.