Body found along I-44 in Phelps County

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PHELPS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol are asking for your help after the body of a young woman was found alongside Interstate 44.

Authorities say the body was found lying by the side of the road at the westbound 171 mile marker between Rolla and St. Robert early Saturday morning.

They say she was in her late teens wearing a blue and red sun dress and flip flops.

She had dyed dark blue hair, several tattoos on her shoulder blade area and a large scar on her left thigh.

If you have any information you’re asked to call the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department at 573-426-3860 or the Missouri Highway Patrol at 573-368-2345.