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Man’s Body Found in Moberly

***UPDATE THURSDAY 6:25 P.M.***Moberly police were still tight-lipped Thursday about a man’s recent death, but residents shared their own opinions.People eating at the restaurant Nelly’s thought the victim lived across the street from where he was found.Neighbors also said it could be drug-related.One resident said, “I kind of heard since I lived here, there seems to be a drug problem, but it seems like they’re getting it under control.”According to workers at Nelly’s, police took surveillance video on Thursday to learn more about the scene.Workers also said the brother of the victim might have filed a missing person’s report Sunday.Police could not confirm the report and did not have any comments on the investigation.An autopsy is scheduled Friday.***UPDATE 3:20 P.M.***The Randolph County coroner says an autopsy will be conducted Friday to determine a cause of death for a white male in his 40s found near the 400 block of E. Urbandale in Moberly.Police say they were called to the field around 10:36 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a deceased person. Police are not releasing the identity of the body.The Moberly Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Coroner, and the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the case.***UPDATE 3 P.M.***According to Commander Kenna Neese with the Moberly Police Department, no further information will be released in the discovery of a man’s body this morning. Authorities say the man’s body was completely frozen.More details will expected once an investigation is completed.***ORIGINAL STORY***Police confirmed to ABC 17 News that a man’s body was found near Route M and Morley in a field behind Lees Lawncare in the south part of Moberly.Officers responded to the scene just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.Randolph County coroner Gerald Luntsford said the death is suspicious. An autopsy will be done by the Boone County medical examiner.Continue to check for the latest updates and tonight on ABC 17 News at 5 and 6.

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