SIKESTON -- An apparent homicide found early this morning has officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety looking for answers.
According to officials, DPS received a call at 12:27 a.m. stating that Terikaa Patterson came home to 315 E. Murray Lane and discovered the body of her boyfriend, Steven White, lying in the living room.
White, 21, of Sikeston, was found shot lying close to the front door of his residence. An autopsy has been scheduled for later today by the New Madrid County Coroner, Tim Clayton, in Farmington.
DPS detectives and officers were on the scene for approximately four hours processing the crime scene.
Interviews have been going on since the report of the crime and the investigation is continuing. At press time, no motive of the crime had been determined.
Additional information will be released as it is gained through the investigation.