A corpse was found in a drainage ditch late Tuesday morning along Rt. BB, east of Rolla according to Phelps County Sheriff Rick Lisenbe. The body has now been identified.

UPDATE:

6:41 p.m. from the Phelps County Sheriff Department

On January 17, 2017 at 12:48 PM Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of County Road 3000 and County Road 3220 regarding a deceased female lying in the ditch. Central Communications received this information via a citizen’s report.

During the course of the initial investigation, Deputies discovered a white female, lying in the ditch, deceased. As a result of the follow-up investigation, the victim, who was identified as Kayla R. Wilson, age 25 of Cuba; Missouri was determined to have passed away from unknown causes.

An autopsy will be conducted in Columbia, Missouri on January 18, 2017. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

This incident is still under investigation by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department and the Phelps County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 573-426-3860.



 

A corpse was found in a drainage ditch late Tuesday morning along Rt. BB, east of Rolla according to Phelps County Sheriff Rick Lisenbe. The sheriff’s department is trying to make a positive identification and have been at the scene to determine if foul play was involved. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is being conducted. The RDN will provide updates when they become available.