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Brian Rasdall, 38, is accused of killing 27-year-old Christopher Austin (Credit: St. Louis County Police) Brian Rasdall, 38, is accused of killing 27-year-old Christopher Austin (Credit: St. Louis County Police)
St. Louis County police officers found a man dead in a street in Wildwood early Sunday morning. (Credit: KMVO) St. Louis County police officers found a man dead in a street in Wildwood early Sunday morning. (Credit: KMVO)
WILDWOOD, Mo (KMOV.com) -

A Labadie, Missouri man is accused of killing a man whose body was later found in a Wildwood street over the weekend.

Wednesday, Brian Rasdall, 38, of the first block of Terrance Hill in Labadie, was charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The charges against Rasdall were issued after St. Louis County officers found 27-year-old Christopher Austin dead around 7:15 a.m. Sunday in the 4100 block of Old Fox Creek Road, which is a small, side road south of Manchester Road. Austin, of the 200 block of Murray Street in St. Clair, was found shot dead in the street.

Police said they were called to the area for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

News 4 talked to the neighbor who made the call to police about a suspicious vehicle. He said a U Haul was backed in, up against a hill. He said the headlights were on and the vehicle running. That stretch of road only has a vacant house on it so it didn’t have a reason to be there so he reported it to police. He had no idea a body would be discovered there.

Police said Austin was last seen between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 with a UHaul, which was still in the area when his body was found.

According to officials, Rasdall admitted to a friend he shot Austin.

Rasdall is being held on a $100,000 bond.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477).

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