Afternoon update: Homicide investigation after teen's body found

Authorities have identified the body of a teen found in a creek
Authorities have identified the body of a teen found in a creek
This alligator was found in a creek near De Soto, Missouri.
This alligator was found in a creek near De Soto, Missouri.

We hope your Tuesday is going great! Here are just some of the stories we will have for you on Heartland News at 5 and 6 p.m.

Arnold Wyrick has the latest on a homicide investigation after the body of a teen was found in a creek near Pinckneyville, Illinois. The Perry County Sheriff's Department shifted the death investigation to a homicide investigation today.

Tyler Profilet has details on how thieves are using new tactics to steal from homes around Naylor, Missouri.

Holly Brantley is in Sikeston and explains how the department of public safety is using Facebook to connect with citizens and get information out.

Julia Bruck is at the Bald Knob Cross in Alto Pass, Illinois where organizers held a press conference to detail five new things about the cross.  This comes after an Alto Pass pastor who was a leader of one of the groups to help get the cross restored was arrested on sexual assault charges.

Kathy Sweeney will be at the Cape Girardeau County Commissioner candidate forum in Jackson tonight as eight candidates square off.

Get this!  An alligator was found in a creek in De Soto, MO on Sunday.

Bob Reeves will give details on if the rain is here to stay in the 7 day weather forecast.

Todd Richards has sports at 6.  Even though it is baseball season, football talk is heating up.

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