No foul play expected with body found in Sedalia


Democrat Staff



Sedalia citizens voiced concern online Thursday evening after hearing a body had been found in a wooded area, but police said no foul play is expected.

The Sedalia Fire Department, Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Coroner responded to an area just south of 24th Street and New York Avenue in Sedalia for a report of a dead body

SPD Cmdr. Matt Wirt told the Democrat no foul play is expected at this time. The person’s identity was not released, as they are working to positively identify the man and notify his family.

Wirt said it appeared the person was camping in the area and died at his campsite.

Coroner Skip Smith said there is no indication of foul play and that it appears the man died from some sort of medical event.

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