Body discovered at long-abandoned farmhouse in Carytown, Jasper County Sheriff’s Detectives investigate

Body was located inside a vehicle that belongs to a woman missing from Alba, Mo.
Long-abandoned farmhouse in Carytown, Mo. where a body was discovered inside a vehicle on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon reports of a vehicle with a person inside near Civil War and Pine Road alerted Jasper County E911.

Jasper County Deputies responded to a long-abandoned farmhouse in Carytown on Pine Road west of Civil War Road.

On the scene Jasper County Detectives tell us a cream-colored Ford Edge was located behind the farmhouse. The body of an individual was in the vehicle. It is thought to be missing Alba woman, Michele Stone.

Also located at the scene was a poodle, Stone’s missing dog, Liberty. Deputies said she was very thirsty.

Next of kin have been notified. And Liberty is with family now.

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Jasper County Coroner Randy Nace claimed the body about 4:30 p.m.


The missing woman’s dog, Liberty, was located on the property. Deputies said she was thirsty. Regarding the body located in the vehicle, next of kin have been notified. And Liberty is with family.  August 3, 2022.

Foul play is not suspected at this time.  An autopsy will be scheduled as part of the continuing investigation. Those details are unknown at this time.

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