Human remains found in septic tank off Hwy K

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Human remains found in septic tank off Hwy K

ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - Adult human remains were found in a septic tank off Highway K, the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

The remains were located just before noon at an unoccupied property in rural St. Francois County, northeast of Bonne Terre.

The remains have not been identified, but authorities believe they know who the person is.  A sheriff's department spokesperson said the discovery is the culmination of a seven-month missing persons investigation.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

KSDK

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