HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) - More than two months after a woman's body was found along the banks of the Mississippi River near the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal, her identity remains a mystery.
Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn told the Hannibal Courier-Post that police are no closer to identifying the woman than they were when the body was found in September.
Shinn believes the woman was not from the Hannibal area. He says one possibility is that she was in the country illegally.
There was some evidence that she toured the Mark Twain Cave two days before the body was found. The cave is south of Hannibal, not far from where the body was discovered.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A popular circus performer from St. Louis has been identified as the victim of a fiery accident.
Police on Tuesday said 21-year-old Reginald Moore died in the wreck. Moore lost control of his 2003 Toyota Corolla on Friday afternoon and crashed into a concrete support for a railroad trestle.
A passing motorist stopped and pulled Moore from the car before it completely caught fire, but he had severe head and face injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The injuries were so severe that it took days for positive identification.
Moore was a juggler and acrobat for Circus Harmony.
Police have identified the body of a man found in the trunk of a burned out car.
Around 10 PM Saturday, authorities were called to the Washington Park area where they found a burning vehicle. Inside the trunk, they discovered the body of 30-year-old Demarco Fossett. Authorities have not publicly identified any suspects.
Anyone with information about Fossett's murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
Police have identified the victim in a fatal car crash in North St. Louis.
Police say four people were in a speeding SUV on North Broadway near East Grand around 1 AM, when the driver lost control. The SUV hit a pole, flipped over, and landed on top of a car parked at a nearby gas station. 32-year old Corey Criswell was sitting in a back seat and was ejected from the vehicle. Criswell was taken to the hospital where he died.
Witnesses told police the SUV was racing with another car before the accident.
St. Louis Police have identified the man found stabbed to death inside a vacant North St. Louis building.
40-year-old Kevin Davis was found with multiple stab wounds to the back inside a building in the 3700 block of Cote Brilliante. Anyone with information should contact the St. Louis City police.
ST. CLAIR, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in Franklin County, Mo., are investigating after a man's body was found in a lake.
The Washington Missourian reports that the victim was identified Monday as 66-year-old Jeffrey Wolk, who lived along Lake Thunderbird. His body was recovered at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There were no obvious signs of foul play.
Deputies were called after two people reported seeing the body in the water. The body was found floating in about three feet of water.
Authorities say he lives alone along the lake.
The St. Fancois County Sheriff's Department has identified the remains found in a septic tank yesterday.
The remains were found just before noon on Thursday on unoccupied property outside of Bonne Terre. Investigators uses dental records to identify the remains as 38-year-old Samuel "Tick" Francis. Francis was last seen at a residence outside Desloge, Missouri on December 17, 2012.
He was reported missing December 23.
Police are still working on an open robbery case from earlier this month.
Authorities are now asking for help to ID the suspect after he was found on surveillance tape. The incident happened on July 13 in South St. Louis. A group of four men say they were robbed by two other men. The suspect's made off with cell phones and wallets. Police say that one of the suspects was captured by a surveillance camera at an area gas station.
Anyone with information regarding the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
Police have identified the man who died during a bizarre road rage incident.
The incident started on westbound I-70 at the Union exit when an SUV, driven by Darvin Wallace, started follow a box truck. While following the truck, Wallace started ramming the other vehicle. Wallace eventually got out of his SUV and started beating on the truck with a hammer. That is when Wallace climbed onto the side of the truck. The driver tried to shake him off the truck and Wallace fell on the street where the truck driver accidentally ran him over.
Wallace was taken to the hospital and died later on Thursday.
Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said Friday that the cause of death for 29-year-old Lance Michael Larson O'Fallon, Mo., remains under investigation.
Berrong said investigators are searching for O'Fallon's tan 2003 Kia Spectra, 4-door, with a Missouri registration CF1S9R.
Larson traveled to Lynchburg, Va., in February from his home in O'Fallon, Mo. Berrong said his last known contact with family was around Feb. 20, when he told his parents he was headed back to Missouri. It is not known why Larson was in the Rockford area.
Larson's body was found in the Little River Thursday downstream from the Roddy Branch boat access area in Rockford.