Foul play suspected in Audrain County death investigation

Foul play is suspect in the cause of a death in Audrain County. (Elizabeth Hoffman/KRCG 13)

The Audrain County Sheriff's Office said foul play is suspected in a death investigation.

Deputies responded to the scene of an incident that occurred on County Road 913 Tuesday afternoon for a report of a vehicle fire and a man down in the roadway. Sheriff’s deputies and emergency services arrived on scene for fire suppression and to render medical care. A release from the sheriff's office said one person was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Foul play is suspected in the cause of death and a criminal investigation is underway.

No victim identification was provided pending next of kin notifications. The investigation was said to be ongoing.

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation with the assistance of the Mexico Department of Public Safety and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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