Student walking to school finds body near Fort Zumwalt campus

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 7:22 PM

Body found near school

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(KMOV) – Police are investigating after a body was found near Fort Zumwalt West High School in O'Fallon Tuesday morning.

Authorities said a student was walking to school around 7 a.m. when he found the corpse of a 27-year-old man near Turtle Greek Golf Course. That's located in the 1100 block of Turtle Creek Drive. 

O'Fallon police told News 4 that the body was not in an area that would be visible to students.  

Investigators said the death appears to be a case of suicide. An autopsy is planned to determine the exact cause of death. His identity has not been released.

School officials said the deceased was not affiliated with the high school or the Fort Zumwalt School District.

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