Body found along I-44 identified as Texas woman

PHELPS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Authorities have identified the body of a woman found over the weekend along Interstate 44 in Phelps County.

Brandy Steinke of Venus, Texas was found lying by the side of the road at the westbound 171 mile marker between Rolla and St. Robert, just before 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1.

The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department has not disclosed how Steinke, 27, died.

Anyone with information on the circumstances surrounding Steinke’s death is asked to call the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department at 573-426-3860 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 573-368-2345.