- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are not sure if the death of a man whose body was found in central Missouri over the weekend is suspicious, after an autopsy did not reveal a cause of death.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Kevin Hunter said Wednesday that investigators are running down some leads arising from the autopsy.

A hunter found the decomposed body Saturday in southern Moniteau County.

Hunter says the autopsy revealed the body was that of a nearly 30-year-old man and the focus now is to identify him.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported (https://bit.ly/1vMikPm ) Hunter wouldn’t say how long investigators believe the man’s body was in the field but it was so decomposed that gender could not be determined without the autopsy.


Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, https://www.columbiatribune.com

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