DESOTO, Mo. (KMOV) – Jefferson County police are currently investigating an incident of a body found in the bed of a pickup truck in Desoto, Missouri on Wednesday.
The truck had been parked in a residential neighborhood in the 5400 block of Morse Avenue for several days, according to witnesses. The neighbors tell News 4 they had assumed that another neighbor bought a new truck.
Detectives who were investigating a missing person case found the truck and a body in the back of it.
Police found the body of a man, 30 to 40 years old, wrapped in carpet padding and covered in a plastic tarp.
It is not clear how long the man was there for, but police tell News 4 that is may be of a man who was reported missing from Hillsboro on Saturday.
No arrests have been made and the cause of death is unknown.