Newton County Sheriff’s Office investigating overnight homicide

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NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings tells us they’re investigating a homicide along State Line Road in the county.

Sheriff Jennings says the office received a call about a body in the ditch along the side of State Line Road. The office is investigating it as a homicide and the body has been identified. The Sheriff says they’re in the process of notifying next of kin and an autopsy is being scheduled.

This is a developing story and we will have more information as it becomes available.