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Dead body discovered in Sikeston

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

SIKESTON -- A body was found in Sikeston this morning in a field off Autumn Street.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, a body of a 42-year-

old male was discovered at 6:40 a.m. in a field behind a residence at 136 Autumn Drive. The cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head and the weapon was found at the scene.

The deputy coroner was dispatched to the scene and the body was taken to Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The death is being investigated as a possible suicide, however at press time the investigation was ongoing. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his family.