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 (http://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, http://www.columbiatribune.com