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MSHP Discover Body In Barton County

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Barton County, MO -

Update: MSHP confirms that case is now being treated as a homicide. We have a reporter out on this story, and will have more details later this evening.

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On July 11, 2016, at the request of Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Barton County Deputies, responded to a rural area approximately three miles southeast of Lamar, Missouri, to a report of a body located in a farm pond. Current information is the body is of an unidentified infant female. The Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad has been activated to assist in the investigation and an autopsy will be conducted today, in an attempt to identify the individual and determine a cause of death. The investigation is ongoing by the Barton County Sheriff's Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Southwest Missouri Case Squad. No additional details are available at this time.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the Barton County Sheriff's Department at 417-682-5541 or 417-682-5515.

(Press Release from Missouri State Highway Patrol)

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