(KMOV) – Authorities are investigating after adult human remains were discovered in a septic tank in St. Francois County on Thursday.
The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department said the badly decomposed remains were found in a tank on unoccupied property on Highway K, located just northeast of Bonne Terre around 12 p.m.
Deputies did not confirm the victim’s identity. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday morning.
Authorities said the body’s discovery was the result of a seven-month missing person investigation. Additional information was not immediately available.