UPDATE: Police have identified the body and an investigation is under way.


Benton County authorities are asking for assistance in identifying a female body found by a boater at Truman Lake on Sunday.  After an autopsy, authorities classified the death as suspicious and said that the body had been weighted down.

Benton County Sheriff Rick Fajen said they believe the body had been in the lake for at least a few days and could have been there for as long as six months.  Deputies describe the body as a white female, 5'8" and 13 to 20 years old.

Anyone with information should contact the Benton County Sheriff's office at 660-438-5252 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol 816-622-0800.