Investigators say the deaths of two men whose bodies were found at the site of a now-closed mobile home park near Columbia are the result of an apparent double-homicide.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports a county road crew worker found the first body near the entrance of the former El Ray Mobile Home Park on Saturday morning. Deputies who arrived at the scene were led by a K-9 unit to the body of a second man about 150 yards away.

The victims have been identified as 41-year-old James Richardson of Columbia and 42-year-old Kenneth Long of Mexico, Missouri.

Boone County Sheriff's spokesman Tom O'Sullivan says the men were killed, but declined to provide other details.

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