COPY-Police investigate homicide after body found near New Madrid Co. road

By Heartland News

LILBOURN, MO (KFVS) - Police are investigating the death of a man after his body was found Wednesday morning along a road near Lilbourn.

The body of a white male, about 50 years old was found in a field about 25 to 30 feet off of County Road 641 just outside Lilbourn about 6 a.m., according to Deputy Coroner Ralph Barnwell.

The New Madrid County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating this as a homicide.

The body has been sent to Farmington for an autopsy Thursday morning at 10 a.m.

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