Authorities investigate possible homicide in Newton County

(Update: Victim’s name released in possible Newton County homicide)

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide after a body was found in Neosho, Missouri on Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff Chris Jennings says the body of a man was found in a field at 15726 Finch Drive.

The victim had been reported missing for several days before being found.

An autopsy is underway.

More details will be shared as they become available.