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Homicide Investigation Underway in Vernon County


According to a press release issued by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office early Thursday, the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a deceased person at a residence on Quail Road in the Southwest area of Vernon County near the Kansas line Wednesday morning. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office requested assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Investigations Unit and the Bates County Sheriff's Office. Mobile command units were set up near the crime scene as the investigation was being conducted. Mosher said investigators do not believe there is any danger to residents in the Vernon County area at this time. The name of the victim has not yet been released out of respect for the family and to allow for proper notifications. More information will be released as the investigation progresses.

*Disclaimer: This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office for information only. Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.