Human remains found in Gasconade County barrel

GASCONADE COUNTY, MO – The Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a body found near the Gasconade River.  Investigators from the sheriff’s office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Marine Division pulled the barrel from the boat ramp and determined that it was suspicious in nature on Friday, April 12th.  The barrel was taken to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office in Columbia, where human remains were found in the barrel Monday.

An investigation has been launched to identify the remains and to determine the cause of death.

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