A reptile farm owner in Montgomery County was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday evening.
Montgomery County deputies were called to the reptile farm off of Highway RB because of a possible incident with one of the snakes.
When the deputies arrived at the farm, they found the owner, Benjamin B. Renick, 29, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
Deputies said Renick was shot by an unknown intruder.
Renick is listed as the owner of Renick Reptiles, Inc. According to its website, the reptile farm is a 3,500 square foot facility that breeds and sells designer pythons.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control is assisting with the investigation.
ABC 17 News will continue to follow this investigation, as it is still ongoing.