Major Case Squad investigating after body found in Ferguson

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 9, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 4:13 AM

January-Wabash Park -- Ferguson, MO

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(KMOV.com) -- The Major Case Squad continues to investigate after a 60-year-old man was found dead near a park in Ferguson on Saturday morning.

Police were on patrol near January-Wabash Park, located in the 500 block of north Florissant Rd., when they discovered a body wrapped in a blanket in the back of a pickup truck around 7 a.m.

Ferguson and St. Louis County police began working the scene, then called in the Major Case Squad for assistance. About a dozen investigators are working on the case.

Authorities say the victim is believed to have been shot in the head. According to police, the man has no criminal history.

"It's unusual to have a 60-year-old man with no history to be found dead in the back of a pickup truck," said Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.

The victim has not been idenitified, pending notification of family.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for the latest updates on this developing story.

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