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Thursday, May 29, 2008

This just in: Burned, headless body found along I-70

UPDATE: We now have a few more details...

The county sheriff’s department said it had received a call about 9 a.m. Wednesday after an area resident out repairing a fence found the body near Davis Road.

Investigators say the nude body, partially burned, belonged to a white or mixed-race male about 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. The hands and head had been cut off.

An autopsy is being performed this morning at the Jackson County medical examiner’s office, but investigators said there were no identifying tattoos, broken bones or other irregularities to help in identifying the body.

Hopefully we'll have more details on this greusome discovery later this afternoon. From reporter Kevin Hoffmann:

Authorities in Lafayette County have confirmed that a human body has been found along Interstate 70 near Concordia. Initial reports indicate that the body had been burned and decapitated, and that the hands had been cut off. No other details were immediately available.

| Sara Shepherd

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