LEBANON, Mo. — Detectives are trying to find out how a 62 year old man died in Laclede County. His body was found behind a home just outside of Lebanon this weekend.
The sheriff is calling the circumstances suspicious after the remains were discovered just on the northwest edge of town in the 1500 block of Brice Street. And investigators say they have a pretty good idea of who the body belongs to.
“If it is the person that the working theory is based on then they have been missing since the 15th of April,” said Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap. “Now it wasn’t brought to our attention until the 6th of May.”
If it is who Millsap thinks it is, the 62 year old man may have been trying to lay low.
“This person at that time had a warrant for their arrest also. So it is
UPDATE: The investigation into the death of California man found dead in a Siskiyou County ravine has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy found “gunshot wounds.”
Deputies found the body at the bottom of a ravine near the little community of Klamath River.
“An extensive crime scene investigation was conducted by detectives and MCU’s forensic technician. The victim was identified and his next-of-kin has been notified,” the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) said in a statement today.
The victim, 31-year-old Spencer Richard Hodgson, was staying at a house in Klamath River, but had previous ties to the Santa Cruz area.
An autopsy performed on Wednesday determined that Hodgson had died as a result of gunshot wounds, prompting SCSO to consider the case a homicide.
Now the investigation continues. SCSO believes that Hodgson’s truck, a white 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup, was stolen. The truck has the California license plate number 8S04739, may have