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Police ID body found in trunk of stolen car in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Police said a body was found inside a car near Sullivan, Mo. on Tuesday evening.

Authorities said around 5:15 p.m., a driver parked at a commuter lot in the 400 block of Highway 185 noticed a foul odor coming from a nearby car and called police. When the Franklin County Sheriff arrived on scene, a body was found in the truck.

Friday morning, police identified the body as 30-year-old Michael A. Schaefer, of Owensville, Missouri. Police said his body was found inside a 2012 grey Toyota Corolla that was reported stolen from Schaefer's hometown. 

The ongoing investigation is being handled by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Owensville Police Department and the Maries County Sheriff's Office.

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