It looks like the search for a missing Jefferson County man is over after a body was found near Barnhart Monday afternoon.
Sheriff Glenn Boyer says the body of a white man was discovered at about 4:30 p.m. in a drainage ditch near Catlin Drive and Old State Road M. Jefferson County investigators aren't releasing the identity of the man, but family members say it is Dale Leija.
The 36 year old had last been seen leaving a Barnhart convenience store on March 9th.
Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play, but the investigation is ongoing.
The body of a fisherman who fell into the Missouri River in Franklin County Sunday has been recovered. Highway Patrol Sergeant Chris Patton says the body of 40 year old Scott Shockley was found about two miles from where he had entered the river.
Authorities say Shockley fell into the water near Berger, Missouri about 8:30 Sunday morning after becoming tangled in his trout line.
One of his two sons dove in to help, but Shockley was pulled away by the river's swift current.
Officials say Shockley had been spending the weekend on the river camping and fishing with family and friends.
The Washington, Missouri man reported missing by his family this week, has been found dead in his home.
49-year-old John Harper's family last heard from him on 6:30 Monday evening. Fox 2 reports that police say they do not suspect foul play in Harper's death.
Children on their way to school this morning in East St. Louis made a gruesome discovery: a dead body laying in an open field. East St. Louis Police say the 52-year-old male victim was found shot to death around 7am near North 28th Street and Ohio Avenue.
The victim was reported missing by his family. Police are not releasing his identity but are treating the man's death as a homicide.
Eighty-four year old Arthur Crowl was discovered missing just after 7 a.m. Wednesday by staff at the New Athens Home for the Aged on South Johnson Street.
New Athens Detective Ray Wilson says Crowl had been wearing only pajamas when he was found walking along a side road just after 8 a.m. A motorist picked him up, took him to a nearby gas station and called authorities.
Detective Wilson says Crowl was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but seemed to be unharmed.