Death investigation after body found in Cape Girardeau apartment March 26, 2009 at 8:46 PM CDT - Updated June 16 at 1:01 AM By Heartland News CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Authorities are conducting a death investigation in Cape Girardeau. Someone found a body inside an apartment at the Pear Tree Court apartments off North Kingshighway Thursday. Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton identifies the person as a 50-year-old Gary Allen Ferguson. Clifton says he'd been dead for several days. No word on a cause of death. Clifton says foul play is not suspected.