Authorities ID body found near Imperial apartment complex

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IMPERIAL, MO (KPLR) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the body of a 57-year-old woman found over the weekend in a wooded area near an apartment complex in Imperial.

According to Captain Ron Arnhart, a sheriff’s office spokesman, the body was found Saturday, October 3 in the 5400 block of Old State Road 21, near the Verde Vista apartment complex.

The family of Kathleen Ragan said she’d been missing since Thursday, October 1.

Investigators do not suspect foul play was involved in Ragan’s death. The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting a full autopsy to determine the official cause of death.