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      Police identify the Schumate Chapel body

      John Nelsonâ??s body was found after police received a 911 call from a woman feeding stray cats.

      Jefferson City Police have identified the body found on January 21st in the 200 block of Schumate Chapel Road.

      Detectives used dental records to identify John Nelson, 49, of Holts Summit. Nelson was believed to be homeless at the time of his death.

      Nelson??s body was found after police received a 911 call from a woman feeding stray cats.

      The remains were found in a tree line between parking lots for Unilever and The Church of the Nazarene.

      Police believe Nelson had been dead approximately 6-12 months prior to being found.

      No foul play was suspected in his death.