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Arkansas man killed in Bootheel

Monday, October 2, 2006

Disfigured body found in road Friday night

CARUTHERSVILLE - Further investigation is slated into the death of an Arkansas man, whose disfigured body was discovered in the roadway late Friday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Crash Team is scheduled to be in Caruthersville later this week to reconstruct the accident which resulted in the death of David Scott Neisler, 24, of Monette, Ark. Neisler's body was found in the 300 block of East Third Street at 11:15 p.m. Friday.

According to a news release issued by Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs, Neisler had been at Casino Aztar earlier in the evening but was refused entry due to being intoxicated. The man told security officers he was leaving to get a motel room.

The officers watched Neisler leave the Pavilion area, however the man went into the tractor-trailer parking area. Security officers attempted but were unable to locate the man around the trucks.

"It was believed that Neisler may have been a truck driver and had gone to one of the big trucks and went to sleep," Riggs stated.

After reviewing the surveillance cameras, investigators determined a tractor with a car hauler had left the back parking lot within a few minutes of officers receiving the call about the body.

"Further investigation revealed that the body of David Scott Neisler had been dragged by the truck until the body was discarded from under the rear area of the car hauler out into the street," according to Riggs.

The Police Chief said it was unknown whether Neisler fell from the moving truck or was underneath it at the time it began moving.

While processing the scene, several of Neisler's personal items were found nearby.

The driver of the hauler, David H. Keirsvilsk of Ontario, N.Y., was stopped in Nashville, Tenn. A driver for Durango Trucking of New York City, N.Y., he was interviewed and stated he did not know the victim and was not aware of what had taken place.

Following his investigation, Pemiscot County Coroner Jim Brimhall released the body to the victim's family.

Assisting the police and the Missouri Highway Patrol in the death investigation was the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, Caruthersville Fire Department, Hayti Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drugs and Crime Control, Pemiscot County Coroner's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol Gaming Officers and the Security Division from Casino Aztar.