Missing woman’s remains found in northwest Missouri home

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MAYSVILLE, Mo. – Authorities have found the body of a woman who had been missing for about three weeks in a northwest Missouri home.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Kasey Keesaman says 23-year-old Leah Marie Dawson’s remains were discovered Wednesday during a search of the Maysville home. Her cause of death hasn’t been determined. Authorities previously searched a pond and wooded area near the home.

Keesaman says Dawson was last seen with her boyfriend at a gas station in Cameron. He says he can’t say whether the boyfriend is a suspect in Dawson’s death or who owned the home. Records show that the boyfriend been jailed for the past two weeks, initially in Clinton County on drug charges and currently in neighboring DeKalb County for failing to register as a sex offender.

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