The Butler County/Poplar Bluff Major Case Squad says a suspect is in custody, after a body of an African-American man was found in southeast Missouri’s Butler County on Sunday.
Sheriff Mark Dobbs tells KFVS-TV the body was found near a county road by residents searching for crawdads at night.
Dobbs says the victim suffered gunshot wounds. Dobbs tells KFVS be believes the shooting was drug-related.
The Major Case Squad was quickly activated, and that investigation continues.
The victim’s name has not been released yet.
Missourinet media partner KFVS-TV (Channel 12) contributed this story