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Ste. Genevieve Co. homicide victim identified

Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 6:32 PM CDT
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STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The homicide victim in Ste. Genevieve County has been identified.

The victim is 32-year-old Ladarius Reynard Austin.

On May 29 around 3:13 p.m., first responders were called to the north end of the county.

Deputies say someone reported what they thought to be a body lying in a ditch.

When first responders arrived, they found a man dead.

Crime scene investigators and the county coroner were called out to investigate.

An autopsy was conducted and the cause of death was ruled a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office at 573-883-5820.

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