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Body found in Poplar Bluff area; suspect in custody

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) – A suspect is in custody after a man was found fatally shot along a road in rural southeast Missouri.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs told KFVS-TV that the body was found Sunday night on a county road by residents who live nearby. The victim’s name has not been released.

Dobbs says he believes the shooting was drug-related. The suspect is in custody.

The Butler County/Poplar Bluff Major Case Squad is investigating.