MCDONALD Co, Mo. (KSNF) — Authorities are investigating a homicide after a dead woman is found inside of a suitcase.
The woman was found on the side of Highway 59 between Noel and Ginger Blue in McDonald County by a local man who was bicycling.
McDonald County officials say the suitcase was first found in the trees a week ago, but they do not know how long the body has been inside the suitcase.
An identification of the body has not yet been made.
“We know its a homicide; we just don’t know exactly at this point what has happened to this lady. The condition of the remains were very badly decomposed.”
-WILLIAM GOODWIN, MCDONALD COUNTY CORONER
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Springfield
(This story was originally published on July 30, 2019)