Major Case Squad investigating suspicious death in Lincoln County

ELSBERRY, Mo. – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated Sunday morning after a woman was found dead in a motel room on North Highway 79 in Lincoln County.

According to Officer Melissa Doss, a spokeswoman for the Major Case Squad, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department was called to the Elsberry Motel and Lodge around 10 a.m. Deputies found the body of a 29-year-old Megan M. Clark in one of the motel rooms. She'd been shot several times.

Sheriff John Cottle asked the Major Case Squad was requested to help with the investigation.

Authorities do not believe this was a random crime, Doss said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Major Case Squad Hotline at 636-528-8564 (ext. 3210) or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.